Obesity and Mortality in 130 years of Major League Baseball

Google Tech Talks August 4, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Dr. Eric Ding, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health Drawing on 130 years of data on 15361 major league baseball players, Dr. Eric Ding observed a steady rise in BMI and increased death risk among the US’s baseball players. Dr. Ding will talk about how he used collaborative databases and internet research to aggregate and analyze large scale longitudinal data from across 130+ years of Major League Baseball. His study was featured in CBS News, ABC News, and USA Today.
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