PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98369 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098369 View full text
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Eun-Jung Rhee, Min Kyung Lee, Jong Dae Kim, Won Seon Jeon, Ji Cheol Bae, Se Eun Park, Cheol-Young Park, Ki-Won Oh, Sung-Woo Park, Won-Young Lee

Abstract: BackgroundRecent studies report the importance of metabolic health beyond obesity. The aim of this study is to compare the risk for diabetes development according to different status of metabolic health and obesity over a median follow-up of 48.7 months.Methods6,748 non-diabetic subjects (mean age 43 years) were divided into four groups according to the baseline metabolic health and obesity status: metabolically healthy non-obese (MHNO), metabolically healthy obese (MHO), metabolically unhealthy non-obese (MUH…

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