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11/22/2011 01:28 pm ET

Why Are Thinner People More Likely To Die After Surgery?

Thin and normal-weight people may have a higher risk of dying soon after surgery than patients who are overweight, a new study finds. The reason for the link isn't clear, but the findings suggest that BMI, or body mass index, could help identify patients who might be at greater risk after some procedures.

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