Normal Weight Obesity Is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance in Young Adults from a Middle-Income Country

@inproceedings{Madeira2013NormalWO,
  title={Normal Weight Obesity Is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance in Young Adults from a Middle-Income Country},
  author={Francilene Batista Madeira and Aleksandra Alves Silva and Helma Jane Ferreira Veloso and Marcelo Zubar{\'a}n Goldani and Gilberto Kac and Viviane Cunha Cardoso and Helo{\'i}sa Bettiol and Marco Antonio Barbieri},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE This population-based birth cohort study examined whether normal weight obesity is associated with metabolic disorders in young adults in a middle-income country undergoing rapid nutrition transition. DESIGN AND METHODS The sample involved 1,222 males and females from the 1978/79 Ribeirão Preto birth cohort, Brazil, aged 23-25 years. NWO was defined as body mass index (BMI) within the normal range (18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)) and the sum of subscapular and triceps skinfolds above the sex… CONTINUE READING

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