Carrying the burden of cardiovascular risk in old age: associations of weight and weight change with prevalent cardiovascular disease, risk factors, and health status in the Cardiovascular Health Study.

@article{Harris1997CarryingTB,
  title={Carrying the burden of cardiovascular risk in old age: associations of weight and weight change with prevalent cardiovascular disease, risk factors, and health status in the Cardiovascular Health Study.},
  author={Tamara B. Harris and Peter J. Savage and Grethe S Tell and Maaike M Haan and Shiriki K Kumanyika and James C. Lynch},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          837-44
        }
}
Measured weight in old age, reported weight at age 50 y, and weight change from age 50 y to old age were studied in association with prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD), CVD risk factors, and health status in a population of 4954 men and women aged > or = 65 y in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). Heavier weight (i.e., generally weight in the fourth quartile for the cohort) at age 50 y was more closely associated with prevalent CVD than was current weight, with these associations… CONTINUE READING

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