publication . Preprint . Article . 2010

Generalised and abdominal adiposity are important risk factors for chronic disease in older people: results from a nationally representative survey.

Vasant Hirani;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Jun 2010
Abstract
Objective: To look at the trends in prevalence of generalised (body mass index (BMI)≥ 25 kg/m2) and abdominal obesity (waist circumference (WC) >102cm, men; >88cm, women) among older people from 1993 to 2008, prevalence of chronic disease by overweight/obesity and waist circumference categories in England 2005 and evaluate the association of these measures with chronic diseases. 

Methods: Analyses of nationally representative cross-sectional population surveys, the Health Survey for England (HSE), including non-institutionalised men and women aged ≥65years.

Results: Generalised obesity and abdominal o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bioinformatics, Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Geriatrics and Gerontology
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