BMI and all cause mortality: systematic review and non-linear dose-response meta-analysis of 230 cohort studies with 3.74 million deaths among 30.3 million participants

BMJ, 4 May 2016

The objective of this study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies of body mass index (BMI) and the risk of all cause mortality, and to clarify the shape and the nadir of the dose-response curve, and the influence on the results of confounding from smoking, weight loss associated with disease, and preclinical disease.

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Personal tragedies, public crisis: The urgent need for a national response to early death in autism

Autistica, March 2016

This report looks at why Autistic people have such a high risk of early mortality and what can be done to reduce this risk.  The report makes recommendations for action.

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