The obesity paradox is a medical hypothesis which holds that obesity (and high cholesterol, when the more global term reverse epidemiology is used) may, counterintuitively, be protective and associated with greater survival in certain groups of people, such as very elderly individuals or those with certain chronic diseases. It further postulates that normal to low body mass index or normal values of cholesterol may be detrimental and associated with higher mortality in asymptomatic people.

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  • Als Adipositas-Paradoxon (englisch obesity paradox), auch reverse oder paradoxe Epidemiologie genannt, bezeichnet man das epidemiologische Phänomen, dass übergewichtige beziehungsweise adipöse Patienten bei einigen Erkrankungen bessere Überlebenschancen haben als normalgewichtige. (de)
  • The obesity paradox is a medical hypothesis which holds that obesity (and high cholesterol, when the more global term reverse epidemiology is used) may, counterintuitively, be protective and associated with greater survival in certain groups of people, such as very elderly individuals or those with certain chronic diseases. It further postulates that normal to low body mass index or normal values of cholesterol may be detrimental and associated with higher mortality in asymptomatic people. (en)
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  • Als Adipositas-Paradoxon (englisch obesity paradox), auch reverse oder paradoxe Epidemiologie genannt, bezeichnet man das epidemiologische Phänomen, dass übergewichtige beziehungsweise adipöse Patienten bei einigen Erkrankungen bessere Überlebenschancen haben als normalgewichtige. (de)
  • The obesity paradox is a medical hypothesis which holds that obesity (and high cholesterol, when the more global term reverse epidemiology is used) may, counterintuitively, be protective and associated with greater survival in certain groups of people, such as very elderly individuals or those with certain chronic diseases. It further postulates that normal to low body mass index or normal values of cholesterol may be detrimental and associated with higher mortality in asymptomatic people. (en)
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  • Adipositas-Paradoxon (de)
  • Obesity paradox (en)
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