2002
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102002000100002
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Abstract: OBJETIVO: A obesidade, especialmente de distribuição abdominal, associa-se a fatores de risco cardiovasculares como a dislipidemia, a hipertensão arterial (HA) e o diabetes mellitus (DM). A importância desses fatores em nipo-brasileiros foi previamente demonstrada, apesar de a obesidade não ser característica marcante dos migrantes japoneses. Realizou-se estudo com o objetivo de avaliar a prevalência de excesso de peso e a adiposidade central (AC) em nipo-brasileiros e suas relações com distúrbios metabólicos.… Show more

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“…The prevalence rates for abdominal obesity according to WC, waist/hip ratio, and waist/height ratio were 47.1%, 45.3%, and 74.4%, respectively. This situation shows that although the group was not obese on average (mean BMI 24.4kg/m 2 ), the high prevalence of abdominal obesity contributes to metabolic alterations in this community 6 . However, in order to compare this study's findings with those of other researchers, it is necessary to take into account the cutoff points, gender, and ethnicity, among other factors.…”
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confidence: 79%
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“…The prevalence rates for abdominal obesity according to WC, waist/hip ratio, and waist/height ratio were 47.1%, 45.3%, and 74.4%, respectively. This situation shows that although the group was not obese on average (mean BMI 24.4kg/m 2 ), the high prevalence of abdominal obesity contributes to metabolic alterations in this community 6 . However, in order to compare this study's findings with those of other researchers, it is necessary to take into account the cutoff points, gender, and ethnicity, among other factors.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 79%
“…Epidemiological studies have used body mass index (BMI) on a large scale to assess excess weight, but it is currently known that abdominal fat is more closely associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus 5,6 .…”
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“…Vários estudos têm mostrado que o IMC apresenta boa correlação com a quantidade de gordura corporal determinada por medidas diretas como densitometria 11 , bioimpedância elétrica (BIA) 12 , pregas cutâneas 11,13 , relação cintura/quadril (RCQ) 14 e circunferência da cintura (CC) 15 .…”
Section: íNdice De Massa Corporalunclassified
“…Lerario et al 14 20 . Houve diminuição na estatura e no peso, especialmente a partir dos 80 anos, para homens e mulheres, respectivamente.…”
Section: Pontos De Corte Para Sobrepeso E Baixo Pesounclassified