Diagnostic performance of body mass index to detect obesity in patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{RomeroCorral2007DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of body mass index to detect obesity in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Abel Romero-Corral and V. K. Somers and Justo Sierra-Johnson and Michael D Jensen and Randal J. Thomas and Ray W Squires and Thomas G. Allison and Josef Korinek and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 17},
  pages={2087-93}
}
BACKGROUND Emerging evidence suggests that a mildly elevated body mass index (BMI), is related to improved survival and fewer cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We hypothesize that these results are related to the poor diagnostic performance of BMI to detect adiposity, especially in the intermediate BMI ranges. METHODS AND RESULTS A cross-sectional study of 95 patients with CAD referred to phase II cardiac rehabilitation. Body fat (BF)% was estimated by air… CONTINUE READING
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