Different BMI cardiovascular risk thresholds as markers of organ damage and metabolic syndrome in primary hypertension

@article{Litwin2007DifferentBC,
  title={Different BMI cardiovascular risk thresholds as markers of organ damage and metabolic syndrome in primary hypertension},
  author={Mieczysław Litwin and Joanna Śladowska and Małgorzata Syczewska and Anna Niemirska and Jadwiga Daszkowska and Jolanta Antoniewicz and Aldona Wierzbicka and Zbigniew T. Wawer},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={787-796}
}
Obesity is the main intermediate phenotype of primary hypertension (PH), and increased fat mass is directly related to target organ damage (TOD) and metabolic syndrome (MS). The aim of the study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index (BMI), percentile-based, definitions of obesity [BMI > 95th percentile (pc)], and overweight (BMI > 85th pc), and BMI thresholds for cardiovascular (cv) complications (BMIcv) described by Katzmarzyk et al. (Pediatrics 114:198–205, 2004) in… CONTINUE READING

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