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BMI Predicts Postoperative 30-Day Mortality

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Researchers at the University of Virginia have found that BMI appears to significantly predict 30-day mortality following surgery, even after adjusting for surgery type and expected risk of death. Study participants with a BMI less than 23.1 kg/m2 had a 40% higher risk of death when compared with participants who had BMIs ranging between 26.3 kg/m2 and 29.7 kg/m2.

Abstract: Archives of Surgery, March 2012.

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  1. Lots of ?s can be asked about this- where can more info be obtained?

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