Alere completes sale of Alere Health Alere Inc.
Alere completes sale of Alere Health Alere Inc. today announced the completion of the previously announced sale of Alere Health and its subsidiaries, which offer leading condition administration, case management, wellbeing, wellness and ladies's and children's health solutions to neighborhood and regional health programs, Fortune 500 employers and state governments, to Optum for $600 million in cash. Alere intends to utilize the net proceeds from this transaction to reduce debt. The deal also allows Alere to sharpen its strategic concentrate on enhancing leadership in the global fast diagnostics market.BMI and All-Cause Mortality The age-standardized death rate from any cause was lowest among participants with a BMI of 22 generally.5 to 24.9 . As compared with this referent group, the hazard ratios improved with progressively higher and lower levels of BMI . However, the shape of the relationship between BMI and the hazard ratio for death transformed with the sequential exclusion of current and previous smokers and participants who reported having tumor or cardiovascular disease at baseline. With each exclusion, the hazard ratios improved for a BMI of 25.0 or higher and decreased for a BMI of less than 22.5.