Obesity and Mortality Risk among Younger Dialysis Patients

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Many studies show that obesity in dialysis patients is not strongly associated with mortality but not whether this modest association is constant over age. This study investigated the extent to which the relation of body mass index (BMI) and mortality differs between younger and older dialysis patients.Adult dialysis patients were prospectively followed from their first dialysis treatment for 7 years or until death or transplantation. Patients were stratified by age (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-288
JournalClinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


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