Higher body mass index linked with lower subjective well-being
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Higher body mass index linked with lower subjective well-being

Ruth Sander Independent consultant, Care of older people

The importance of well-being is emphasised by the World Health Organization. Observational evidence suggests an association between higher subjective well-being, defined as a combination of life satisfaction and happiness, and better physical health and longevity. This is especially true for cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes, including cholesterol levels and extremes of body mass index (BMI).

Nursing Older People. 31, 1, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.1.11.s9

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