Obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Tehran adults: a population-based study
AbstractThe relationship between obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors was assessed in 3622 males and 5025 females aged 20-70 years. Body mass index, waist circumference, waist-to-height and waist-to-hip ratios were calculated. Obese men had a higher risk of hypertension, high total cholesterol [TC], high triglycerides [TG], high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C] and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-C] levels than non-obese men. Centrally obese men were more susceptible to high TG, hypertension and high TC. Obese women had a higher chance of being hypertensive and having high total TC, high TG, high LDL-C and low HDL-C levels than non-obese females. Centrally obese women had higher odds for high TG and low HDL-C. There is a need for education about lifestyle change in the country
Fazizi, F., Esmaillzadeh, A. & Mirmiran, P. (2004). Obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Tehran adults: a population-based study. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119493
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (6), 887-897, 2004
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