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Beyond BMI: The “Metabolically healthy obese” phenotype & its association with clinical/subclinical cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality -- a systematic review

Published on Dec 1, 2014in BMC Public Health2.567
· DOI :10.1186/1471-2458-14-14
Lara Roberson8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Baptist Health),
Ehimen Aneni11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Baptist Health)
+ 11 AuthorsKhurram Nasir55
Estimated H-index: 55
(FIU: Florida International University)
Abstract
Background A subgroup has emerged within the obese that do not display the typical metabolic disorders associated with obesity and are hypothesized to have lower risk of complications. The purpose of this review was to analyze the literature which has examined the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in the metabolically healthy obese (MHO) population.
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