Body mass index and weight change since 20 years of age and risk of coronary heart disease among Japanese: the Japan Public Health Center-Based Study

@article{Chei2008BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and weight change since 20 years of age and risk of coronary heart disease among Japanese: the Japan Public Health Center-Based Study},
  author={C L Chei and Hiroyasu Iso and K Yamagishi and Manami Inoue and Shoichiro Tsugane},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={144-151}
}
Background:Obesity and weight gain are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease in Western countries. However, their impact is not well elucidated in Asia, where body mass index (BMI) levels are generally lower than in Western countries. We examined associations of BMI (kg/m2) and weight change with risk of coronary heart disease in Japanese people.Methods and results:A total of 43 235 men and 47 444 women aged 40–69 years living in communities were followed up from 1990 to 2001… CONTINUE READING
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