Characteristics of metabolically obese normal-weight (MONW) subjects.

  title={Characteristics of metabolically obese normal-weight (MONW) subjects.},
  author={Florence Conus and R{\'e}mi Rabasa-Lhoret and François R P{\'e}ronnet},
  journal={Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme},
  volume={32 1},
The existence of a subgroup of normal-weight individuals displaying obesity-related phenotypic characteristics was first proposed in 1981. These individuals were identified as metabolically obese but normal weight (MONW). It was hypothesized that these individuals might be characterized by hyperinsulinemia and (or) insulin resistance, as well as by hypertriglyceridemia and high blood pressure despite having a body mass index (BMI) < 25 kg/m2. Such characteristics could confer upon MONW subjects… CONTINUE READING
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