Abdominal Obesity, Body Mass Index, and Hypertension in US Adults: NHANES 2007–2010

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — noviembre 19th, 2012 — 11:03 under Editorial

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Abdominal Obesity, Body Mass Index, and Hypertension in US Adults: NHANES 2007–2010

EditorialPor: Yechiam Ostchega, Jeffery P. Hughes, Ana Terry, Tala H.I. Fakhouri y Ivey Miller.  American Journal of Hypertension (2012); 25 12, 1271–1278.

Abdominal obesity is independently associated with hypertension after adjusting for BMI. After adjusting for covariables and parameterizing BMI categories and abdominal obesity the new variable showed a progressive increase in the odds of hypertension. Both BMI and WC should be included in models assessing hypertension risks. [publicado: 19 de noviembre 2012]

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