Obesity and its relation to chronic kidney disease: a population-based, cross-sectional study of a Thai army population and relatives.

@article{Satirapoj2013ObesityAI,
  title={Obesity and its relation to chronic kidney disease: a population-based, cross-sectional study of a Thai army population and relatives.},
  author={Bancha Satirapoj and Ouppatham Supasyndh and Natee Mayteedol and Dollapas Punpanich and Amnart Chaiprasert and Naowanit Nata and Prajej Ruangkanchanasetr and Inseey Kanjanakul and Panbubpa Choovichian},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={229-34}
}
AIM Obesity represents a significant problem in patients with cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and CKD in Thai individuals. METHODS Participants underwent general health screening. Overweight, weight at risk, obese I and obese II were defined as having a BMI ≥23 kg/m(2), 23-24.9 kg/m(2) , 25-29.9 kg/m(2) and ≥30 kg/m(2), respectively. Waist circumference ≥ 90 cm for men and… CONTINUE READING
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