Weight Loss, Low BMI Tied to Worse Mortality in Japanese Men

Weight Loss, Low BMI Tied to Worse Mortality in Japanese Men

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Weight Loss, Low BMI Tied to Worse Mortality in Japanese Men

Weight loss and a low body mass index (BMI) are associated with worse mortality outcomes among men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Japan, according to a new study. The study, “Low BMI and weight loss aggravate COPD mortality in men, findings from a large prospective cohort: the JACC study,” was published in Nature Scientific Reports. Various studies have shown an association between low BMI (a ratio of weight to height) and worse mortality outcomes…

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