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Title: Cardiovascular disease risk factors, metabolic syndrome and obesity in an Iranian population
Authors: Kelishadi, R.
Gharipour, M.
Sadri, G.H.
Tavasoli, A.A.
Amani, A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: As part of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program, we evaluated the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Iranians with generalized and abdominal obesity. We carried out a crosssectional study on 3694 participants aged >/= 19 years. Overall, 36.6% of men and 35.9% of women were overweight; 11.2% of men and 28.1% of women were obese. Mean body mass index [BMI], waist circumference [WC] and waist/hip ratio [WHR] increased with age up to 65 years. Total serum cholesterol, triglycerides and 2-hour post-load plasma glucose increased with BMI, WC and WHR in both sexes. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 19.8% in females with normal BMI, 48.1% in overweight females and 63.2% in obese females. In males, corresponding values were 3.7%, 18.0% and 40.1%
Description: 1070-1079
Keywords: Risk Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Body Mass Index
Sex Distribution
Blood Glucose
Metabolic Syndrome X
Subject: Cardiovascular Diseases
ISSN: 1020-3397
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