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Relationship between changes in neck circumference and changes in blood pressure.
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PMID:  15110899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Neck circumference (NC), as an upper body obesity index, is a simple screening measure for identifying overweight and obese patients. This study examines a relationship between changes in systolic blood pressure (BP), and diastolic BP and changes in NC, and other components of the metabolic syndrome. METHODS: In a longitudinal cohort study the study group was comprised of 364 subjects (155 men and 209 women) with no known major medical conditions who were not receiving any medication therapy. Main indicators studied included systolic BP, diastolic BP, NC, waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), lipoprotein, glucose, and uric acid levels. RESULTS: Pearson's correlation coefficients indicated a significant association between changes in systolic BP and changes in NC (men, r = 0.54; women, r = 0.56; each, P <.0001), WC men, r = 0.51; women, r = 0.56; each, P <.0001), triglycerides (men, r = 0.41; women, r = 0.44; each, P <.0001), and glucose (men, r = 0.43, P <.001; women, r = 0.48, P <.0001); between changes in diastolic BP and changes in NC (men, r = 0.56; women, r = 0.68; each, P <.0001), WC (men, r = 0.62; women, r = 0.50; each, P <.0001), triglycerides (men, women; each, r = 0.39, P <.0001), and glucose (men, r = 0.45; women, r = 0.49; each, P <.0001). CONCLUSIONS: Changes in systolic BP and diastolic BP correlated positively with changes in NC and other components of the metabolic syndrome.
Liubov Louba Ben-Noun; Arie Laor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-27     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803676     Medline TA:  Am J Hypertens     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Soroka Hospital Medical Center, POB 572, Beer-Sheva, Kiryat-Gat 82104, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Biological Markers / blood
Blood Glucose / metabolism
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Body Constitution
Body Height / physiology
Body Weight / physiology
Cholesterol, HDL / blood
Cholesterol, LDL / blood
Diastole / physiology
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Neck / physiology*
Sex Factors
Statistics as Topic
Systole / physiology
Triglycerides / blood
Uric Acid / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Blood Glucose; 0/Cholesterol, HDL; 0/Cholesterol, LDL; 0/Triglycerides; 69-93-2/Uric Acid

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