Published in Health and Medicine Week, April 13th, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Preventive Medicine, "It is unclear whether the coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality risk associated with obesity is mediated only through traditional CHD risk factors. This analysis evaluated the independent CHD mortality risk due to obesity and determined its population attributable risk (PAR)."
D.M. Mann and colleagues at New York University School of Medicine constructed a diabetes-body mass index (BMI) variable using the NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (1971-1992, n=10,582). They found, "The...
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