Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 7th, 2005
"Overweight and obesity increase the risk of numerous chronic diseases, including several forms of cancer. However, the association between excess body weight and all-cause mortality among young and middle-aged women is incompletely known, and the impact of menopausal status on the association has hardly been investigated," scientists writing in the European Journal of Epidemiology report.
A. Hjartaker and colleagues, University of Oslo, studied "prospectively a cohort comprising a population sample of 102,446 women from Norway and Sweden aged...
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