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Anthropometry and lipoproteins-related characteristics of young adult males in Taiwan.
Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1995 Jun; 19(6):392-6.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To investigate the prevalence of obesity and the lipoprotein-related characteristics among young male adults in the Taiwan area.

DESIGN AND SUBJECTS

After cluster sampling, a cross-sectional survey with a total of 936 males (mean age 20, 18-24) were enrolled.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

The distribution of anthropometric and lipoprotein-related variables and their correlations in young male adults were measured. The prevalence of obesity by different criterion and the lipoprotein characteristics of obese and non-obese were analyzed separately.

RESULTS

The prevalence of obesity was 9.6% by the criterion of body weight greater than 20% of ideal body weight, or 12.6% by the criterion of body mass index (BMI) greater than 25. The obese subjects had significantly higher serum total cholesterol (CHOL), triglyceride (TG) and apo-lipoprotein B (apo B) and lower higher density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels than the non-obese. The apo A1 levels were 141.3 and 141.9 mg/dl and the lipoprotein [a] (Lp[a]) were 17.4 and 17.1 mg/dl in obese and non-obese respectively, the difference being not statistically significant. Pearson correlation coefficients of body weight, body height, BMI, waist circumference, hip circumference and waist-hip ratio (WHR) to lipoprotein variables showed that both BMI and WHR are positively correlated with CHOL, TG and apo B, but negatively correlated with HDL-C. Furthermore the lipoprotein variables were better correlated with BMI than WHR in lean subjects (BMI < 25). However, this phenomenon was quite different in obese (BMI > 25) subjects, where the WHR was more highly correlated with lipoprotein variables than with BMI.

CONCLUSION

The prevalence of obesity is slightly higher than reported in previous studies in Taiwan. The obese subjects had various abnormal lipoprotein metabolic characteristics, such as higher CHOL, TG, and apo B and lower HDL-C levels than non-obese subjects. The BMI was more highly correlated with lipoprotein variables than was WHR in lean subjects, but the WHR was more highly correlated with lipoprotein variables than was BMI in obese subjects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7550523

Citation

Ding, Y A., et al. "Anthropometry and Lipoproteins-related Characteristics of Young Adult Males in Taiwan." International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders : Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, vol. 19, no. 6, 1995, pp. 392-6.
Ding YA, Chu NF, Wang TW, et al. Anthropometry and lipoproteins-related characteristics of young adult males in Taiwan. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1995;19(6):392-6.
Ding, Y. A., Chu, N. F., Wang, T. W., & Lin, C. C. (1995). Anthropometry and lipoproteins-related characteristics of young adult males in Taiwan. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders : Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 19(6), 392-6.
Ding YA, et al. Anthropometry and Lipoproteins-related Characteristics of Young Adult Males in Taiwan. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1995;19(6):392-6. PubMed PMID: 7550523.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anthropometry and lipoproteins-related characteristics of young adult males in Taiwan. AU - Ding,Y A, AU - Chu,N F, AU - Wang,T W, AU - Lin,C C, PY - 1995/6/1/pubmed PY - 1995/6/1/medline PY - 1995/6/1/entrez SP - 392 EP - 6 JF - International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity JO - Int. J. Obes. Relat. Metab. Disord. VL - 19 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of obesity and the lipoprotein-related characteristics among young male adults in the Taiwan area. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: After cluster sampling, a cross-sectional survey with a total of 936 males (mean age 20, 18-24) were enrolled. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The distribution of anthropometric and lipoprotein-related variables and their correlations in young male adults were measured. The prevalence of obesity by different criterion and the lipoprotein characteristics of obese and non-obese were analyzed separately. RESULTS: The prevalence of obesity was 9.6% by the criterion of body weight greater than 20% of ideal body weight, or 12.6% by the criterion of body mass index (BMI) greater than 25. The obese subjects had significantly higher serum total cholesterol (CHOL), triglyceride (TG) and apo-lipoprotein B (apo B) and lower higher density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels than the non-obese. The apo A1 levels were 141.3 and 141.9 mg/dl and the lipoprotein [a] (Lp[a]) were 17.4 and 17.1 mg/dl in obese and non-obese respectively, the difference being not statistically significant. Pearson correlation coefficients of body weight, body height, BMI, waist circumference, hip circumference and waist-hip ratio (WHR) to lipoprotein variables showed that both BMI and WHR are positively correlated with CHOL, TG and apo B, but negatively correlated with HDL-C. Furthermore the lipoprotein variables were better correlated with BMI than WHR in lean subjects (BMI < 25). However, this phenomenon was quite different in obese (BMI > 25) subjects, where the WHR was more highly correlated with lipoprotein variables than with BMI. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of obesity is slightly higher than reported in previous studies in Taiwan. The obese subjects had various abnormal lipoprotein metabolic characteristics, such as higher CHOL, TG, and apo B and lower HDL-C levels than non-obese subjects. The BMI was more highly correlated with lipoprotein variables than was WHR in lean subjects, but the WHR was more highly correlated with lipoprotein variables than was BMI in obese subjects. UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7550523/Anthropometry_and_lipoproteins_related_characteristics_of_young_adult_males_in_Taiwan_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/obesity.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -