BMI and Mortality: What’s The Connection?
We know that obesity is linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, but is there a link to overall mortality? This past July, the Global BMI Mortality Collaboration published a global meta-analysis examining the relationship between body mass index and all cause mortality. Lowest all-cause mortality was seen in those with BMI between 20-25. A higher risk of mortality was seen in the populations both below and above this range.