The new BMI criteria for asians by the regional office for the western pacific region of WHO are suitable for screening of overweight to prevent metabolic syndrome in elder Japanese workers.

@article{Anuurad2003TheNB,
  title={The new BMI criteria for asians by the regional office for the western pacific region of WHO are suitable for screening of overweight to prevent metabolic syndrome in elder Japanese workers.},
  author={Erdembileg Anuurad and Kuninori Shiwaku and Akiko Nogi and Keiko Kitajima and Byambaa Enkhmaa and Kumiko Shimono and Yosuke Yamane},
  journal={Journal of occupational health},
  year={2003},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={335-43}
}
Obesity occurs less frequently in Japanese than in various other ethnic populations. A person with abnormal glucose tolerance is often found to have one or more of the other cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as obesity, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. This clustering has been labeled as metabolic syndrome (WHO, 1998). It was suggested that Japanese, categorized as having normal weight (BMI of less than 25.0), as defined by the WHO (2000), have an increasing tendency toward metabolic… CONTINUE READING
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