Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Is the increased mortality risk associated with low and high BMI explained by current BMI itself or weight gain or loss?
In adulthood, being overweight is associated with a range of health problems including premature mortality. However, in old age, being overweight is associated with living longer. In this paper, we examine the ‘optimal’ BMI for selected health outcomes varies with increasing age.

Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Geeske Peeters
Prof Annette Dobson
Dr Gerrie-Cor Gast
Dr Sjaan Gomersall