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Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for obesity among male military veterans.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2007 Dec; 116(6):483-7.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Obesity is a significant public health problem in the United States, particularly among military veterans with multiple risk factors. Heretofore, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has not clearly been identified as a risk factor for this condition.

METHOD

We accessed both a national and local database of PTSD veterans.

RESULTS

Body mass index (BMI) was greater (P < 0.0001) among male military veterans (n = 1819) with PTSD (29.28 +/- 6.09 kg/m(2)) than those veterans (n = 44 959) without PTSD (27.61 +/- 5.99 kg/m(2)) in a sample of randomly selected veterans from the national database. In the local database of male military veterans with PTSD, mean BMI was in the obese range (30.00 +/- 5.65) and did not vary by decade of life (P = 0.242).

CONCLUSION

Posttraumatic stress disorder may be a risk factor for overweight and obesity among male military veterans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Psychiatry and Medicine Services, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, VA. vvieweg@visi.netNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17997727

Citation

Vieweg, W V R., et al. "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Risk Factor for Obesity Among Male Military Veterans." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 116, no. 6, 2007, pp. 483-7.
Vieweg WV, Julius DA, Bates J, et al. Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for obesity among male military veterans. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2007;116(6):483-7.
Vieweg, W. V., Julius, D. A., Bates, J., Quinn, J. F., Fernandez, A., Hasnain, M., & Pandurangi, A. K. (2007). Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for obesity among male military veterans. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 116(6), 483-7.
Vieweg WV, et al. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Risk Factor for Obesity Among Male Military Veterans. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2007;116(6):483-7. PubMed PMID: 17997727.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for obesity among male military veterans. AU - Vieweg,W V R, AU - Julius,D A, AU - Bates,J, AU - Quinn,J F,3rd AU - Fernandez,A, AU - Hasnain,M, AU - Pandurangi,A K, PY - 2007/11/14/pubmed PY - 2008/1/5/medline PY - 2007/11/14/entrez SP - 483 EP - 7 JF - Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica JO - Acta Psychiatr Scand VL - 116 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a significant public health problem in the United States, particularly among military veterans with multiple risk factors. Heretofore, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has not clearly been identified as a risk factor for this condition. METHOD: We accessed both a national and local database of PTSD veterans. RESULTS: Body mass index (BMI) was greater (P < 0.0001) among male military veterans (n = 1819) with PTSD (29.28 +/- 6.09 kg/m(2)) than those veterans (n = 44 959) without PTSD (27.61 +/- 5.99 kg/m(2)) in a sample of randomly selected veterans from the national database. In the local database of male military veterans with PTSD, mean BMI was in the obese range (30.00 +/- 5.65) and did not vary by decade of life (P = 0.242). CONCLUSION: Posttraumatic stress disorder may be a risk factor for overweight and obesity among male military veterans. SN - 1600-0447 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17997727/Posttraumatic_stress_disorder_as_a_risk_factor_for_obesity_among_male_military_veterans_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2007.01071.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -