Published this week in the Lancet.
A meta-analysis summarizing 57 studies on the effects of BMI on mortality.
900,000 subjects in total and they excluded deaths in the first 5 years to eliminate the bias of death from subjects already dying (and consequently in many cases often quite skinny due to the wasting associated with many chronic illnesses).
All-cause mortality was lowest among those with BMIs in from 22.5 to 25.
Above a BMI of 25, every 5-unit increase in BMI translated to a:
I wonder how folks who make their livings as contrarians to the risks of weight are going to spin this one?