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The associations of “fatness,” “fitness,” and physical activity with all-cause mortality in older adults: A systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity, September 2015
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Title
The associations of “fatness,” “fitness,” and physical activity with all-cause mortality in older adults: A systematic review
Published in
Obesity, September 2015
DOI 10.1002/oby.21181
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Authors

Dharani Yerrakalva, Ricky Mullis, Jonathan Mant

Abstract

This review explored whether cardiorespiratory fitness or physical activity act as either confounders or effect modifiers of the relationship between adiposity markers and all-cause mortality in older adults. Systematic searches were carried out to identify observational studies that examined the association of adiposity markers (BMI, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio) with all-cause mortality in adults aged ≥60 which took into account cardiorespiratory fitness or physical activity. Data from each included study was analyzed to produce a graphical representation of this relationship. Fourteen of the fifteen identified studies found that increasing BMI had a non-positive association with all-cause mortality, with persistence of the obesity paradox despite adjustment for physical activity or cardiorespiratory fitness. Physical activity measurement methods were all subjective and often unvalidated. The two studies stratifying for cardiorespiratory fitness did not find that fitness had a significant impact on the relationship between excess adiposity and mortality but found that overweight and fit people had better survival than normal-weight unfit people, CONCLUSIONS: The predominant use of poor physical activity measurement suggests that studies are currently not adequately accounting for possible physical activity confounding. More studies are needed for addressing the modification of the relationship between adiposity markers and mortality by cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 64 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 17%
Unspecified 7 11%
Researcher 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 16 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 14%
Unspecified 8 13%
Social Sciences 6 9%
Psychology 5 8%
Other 13 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 September 2015.
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#853,304
of 13,183,976 outputs
Outputs from Obesity
#646
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#20,931
of 238,505 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Obesity
#18
of 74 outputs
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