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10 Oct 13 05:45

There's never been a time than now to quickly unlearn what you know about your risks, and adapt. In my previous paralog ( paragraph blogging), I mentioned that change is frequent -even less than a decade. Now, here comes the follow-up 'Asia Cohort Consortium' Study after the first publication in 2011. The earlier study indicated that the association between BMI and mortality for all causes is weaker in South Asians, and the followup study confirms that this holds for CVD too... Remember, the study doesn't cover incidence of CV events but only mortality due to CVD. The study however confirms that for East Asians the association between BMI and CVD/ Death exists, and is stronger in lower / higher BMI ( U shaped relationship)
For details read BMJ 2013;347:f5446 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f5446 (Published 1 October 2013)

Category: Funding longer lives: Health/medicine

Tags: #india, #BMI.

Location: South Asia

1 Comment

Alicia Montoya - 16 Oct 2013, 9:01 p.m.

One of the most important lessons I learned in anthropology was learning how to unlearn everything in order to approach a new culture with a completely open mind. Sometimes you need to not even know there's a box in order to best think outside of it.

So I agree, Ashok. As the world shifts dramatically, from climate, to energy to the world's population nearly doubling IN MY LIFETIME, I think we should take a leaf from that anthropology book and apply to insurance.

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