Sunday, February 12, 2006


From The National Post:

Statistics Canada says senior women who suffered from psychological or financial stresses in 1994-95 were far more likely to die over the next eight years than those who did not have such problems.


Frank said...

Yes, and if they are overweight their chances double.

Next week's feature: Addition, 2+2=4!

Vila H. said...

FWIW, the study suggests that the relationship is not quite so simple. From the Statscan report:

"The strong association between underweight and mortality persisted for men [and women], even with adjustment for chronic diseases and functional impairment. At higher levels of BMI, no associations with mortality emerged."

If you're interested, the full report is available, in PDF, here.

Frank said...

Thanks. I'll check it out.