Does healthy obesity exist in the elderly? Findings from the Northern Shanghai Study

Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Jiadela Teliewubai, Ximin Fan, Hongwei Ji, Rusitanmujiang Maimaitiaili, Jiamin Tang, Song Zhao, Shikai Yu, Chen Chi, Yawei Xu, Yi ZhangAbstractBackground and AimsMetabolic unhealthiness and obesity are both associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate the significance of metabolic unhealthiness and obesity in organ damages in a community-based elderly cohort.Methods and results3325 elderly participants (>65 years old) were recruited in northern Shanghai. Associations of metabolic status and obesity with organ damages were investigated. 1317(39.6%) participants were metabolically unhealthy and 481(14.5%) were obese. Compared with metabolically healthy nonobese (MH-nonobese) individuals, metabolically healthy obese subjects had a greater left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and pulse wave velocity (PWV). Metabolically unhealthy subjects, regardless of their obesity status, had greater organ damage parameters including E/Ea, LVMI, PWV and urine albumin-creatinine ratio than MH-nonobese subjects (all P
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