Obesity epidemiology uses epidemiologic methods to examine both the determinants and consequences of obesity. Obesity is a complex measure that can be characterized as an exposure, outcome, confounder, or mediator. The study of obesity is inherently linked to both energy expenditure and energy consumption, i.e. energy balance, as well as social constructs and genetics.

Obesity and all-cause mortality among black and white adults

Obesity and all-cause mortality among black and white adults

In recent pooled analyses among whites and Asians, mortality was shown to rise markedly with increasing body mass index (BMI; weight (kg)/height (m)(2)), but much…

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Serum adiponectin in relation to body mass index and other correlates in black and white women

Serum adiponectin in relation to body mass index and other correlates in black and white women

Adiponectin is a promising biomarker linking obesity and disease risk; however, limited data are available regarding adiponectin in black women among whom obesity is highly…

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