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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2003;20(1):62-70.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 2003.
The Relationship Between Adiposity and Risk factors for Cadiovascular Disease at Normal Body Weight Male.
Woo Sung Kwon, Jun Su Kim, Jin Wook Chae, Keun Mi Lee, Seung Pil Jung, Yong Moon
1Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Public Health Administration, Nam Seoul University, Seoul, Korea.
BACKGROUND: Most of all studies about the relation between the health risk and obesity are based on the European and American data. The purpose of this study is to examine the relation between adiposity and risk factors for cardio vacular disease (CVD) in normal weight individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Normal weight subjects with a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 23 kg/m2 (76 subjects) and overweight subjects with a BMI between 23 and 25 kg/m2 (53 subjects) were retained for this study. Normal weight subjects were divided into three group of each adiposity variable, then three group and the overweight group were evaluated for the presence of CVD risk factors and analyze the correlation coefficients between adiposity variables and risk factors controlled for age in normal weight, overweight groups. Using logistic regression analysis, the odds ratio (OR) for the prevalence of risk factors for each group of adiposity variables and the overweight group was estimated relative to the first group in normal weight subjects. RESULTS: Systolic BP, diastolic BP, LDL cholestrol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides in normal weight subjects were significantly correlated with all adiposity variables (P<0.01). Third group (3.7 for %fat and 4.7 for fat mass)of adiposity variables in the normal weight group and the overweight group (6.6 for %fat and 11.5 for fat mass) tended to have higher ORs compared to first group for risk factor variables. CONCLUSION: Normal weight subjects with elevated adiposity had higher prevalence of risk factors than normal weights subjects with less adiposity. Measuring of adiposity added additional information of cardiovascular disease risk factors in normal weight subjects.
Key Words: Body mass index, Percentage body fat, Normal weight, Cardiovascular disease, Risk factor


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