OPEN PloS one | 21 Mar 2015
SB Kritchevsky, KM Beavers, ME Miller, MK Shea, DK Houston, DW Kitzman and BJ Nicklas
Obesity is associated with increased mortality, and weight loss trials show rapid improvement in many mortality risk factors. Yet, observational studies typically associate weight loss with higher mortality risk. The purpose of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of weight loss was to clarify the effects of intentional weight loss on mortality.
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