Adiposity and risk of cardiovascular diseases in Japan: secular trend, individual level associations and causal pathway – implications for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in societies with rapid economic development

@inproceedings{Yatsuya2011AdiposityAR,
  title={Adiposity and risk of cardiovascular diseases in Japan: secular trend, individual level associations and causal pathway – implications for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in societies with rapid economic development},
  author={Hiroshi Yatsuya and Kazumasa Yamagishi and Hiroyasu Iso},
  booktitle={EPMA Journal},
  year={2011}
}
In Japan, overweight/obesity in adults defined as a body mass index of 25 kg/m2 or over has roughly doubled among middle-aged men over the past few decades. In parallel with a population rightward shift in the degree of obesity, the proportion of hypertension attributed to overweight has increased. There is an indication that the incidence of ischemic… CONTINUE READING