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Examining association of BMI in midlife with longevity, adverse health in older adults

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

What The Study Did: Medicare claims data for 29,000 adults were examined to investigate the association between body mass index in midlife and adverse health, longevity and health care costs in adults age 65 or older.

Authors: Sadiya S. Khan, M.D., M.Sc., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is the corresponding author.

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