Dramatic rise in overweight and obesity in adult filipino women and risk of hypertension.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To assess trends in BMI of adult Filipino women over a 16-year period of rapid socioeconomic change; to identify factors associated with those trends; and to estimate the risk of hypertension associated with overweight, obesity, and high waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Women from randomly selected urban and rural… (More)

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