Effect of different obesity phenotypes on cardiovascular events in Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS)

  1. Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 19395-4763, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Abstract

In this community-based study, 6,215 subjects aged ≥30 years (43% men, mean age 47 years) free of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at baseline were followed for a mean of 8.1 years to assess risk for CVD stratified by body mass index and dysmetabolic status. Participants were stratified by body mass index categories (18.5 to 24.9 kg/m² = normal, 25 to 29.9 kg/m² = overweight, and ≥30 kg/m² = obese) and dysmetabolic status. Dysmetabolic status was defined as having metabolic syndrome according to the International Diabetes Federation’s definition or diabetes. First CVD events occurred in 446 subjects. Multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios for CVD events in normal-weight, overweight, and obese subjects without dysmetabolic status were 1.00 (reference), 1.10 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.76 to 1.61), and 1.07 (95% CI 0.59 to 1.96), respectively, and for normal-weight, overweight and obese subjects with dysmetabolic status were 2.10 (95% CI 1.36 to 3.26), 2.35 (95% CI 1.71 to 3.22), and 2.35 (95% CI 1.71 to 3.22), respectively. There was an interaction between body mass index and metabolic abnormalities in predicting CVD. In conclusion, normal-weight subjects with dysmetabolic status had higher risk for future CVD compared to healthy obese subjects.

How to Cite

Hosseinpanah F, Barzin M, Sheikholeslami F, Azizi F. Effect of different obesity phenotypes on cardiovascular events in Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS). Am J Cardiol. 2011 Feb 1;107(3):412-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.09.034. PMID: 21257007.