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Relationships between 3-y longitudinal changes in body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and metabolic variables in an active French female population.
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PMID:  1503057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three-year longitudinal changes in body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and metabolic variables were examined in 209 active French women. For the entire group, a weak but significant positive association was found between change in BMI and change in WHR. However, analysis of covariance according to the degree of abdominal fat distribution showed a heterogeneity of this association that was confined to women with abdominal fat distribution. Changes in BMI were positively associated with changes in total cholesterol (P less than 0.05), triglycerides (P less than 0.10), and blood pressure (P less than 0.001), whereas changes in WHR were associated with changes in triglycerides (P less than 0.05) and diastolic blood pressure (P less than 0.10). These longitudinal results suggest that a more favorable body-fat pattern and metabolic profile might be achieved by reducing weight, or at least by preventing weight gain, particularly in women with high abdominal-fat distribution.
C Bonithon-Kopp; J Raison; D Courbon; G Bonhomme; B Guy-Grand; P Ducimetière
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-17     Completed Date:  1992-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
INSERM U258, Hôpital Broussais, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / anatomy & histology
Adipose Tissue*
Age Factors
Blood Pressure
Body Constitution
Body Mass Index*
Body Weight
Cholesterol / blood
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Pelvis / anatomy & histology
Triglycerides / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Triglycerides; 57-88-5/Cholesterol

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