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Waist circumference, not body mass index, is associated with renal function decline in korean population: hallym aging study

Nephrology
Author
Hyunju Oh et al.
Used Parameters : BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Korea

Journal : PLoS One

Background Prospective investigation of obesity and renal function decline in Asia is sparse. We examined the associations of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with renal function decline in a prospective study of Korean population. Methods A total of 454 participants who had baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) levels of more than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 in Hallym Aging Study (HAS) were included and followed for 6 years. Renal function decline was defined as follows:(1) an eGFR decline≥ 3 mL/min/1.73 m2/year …
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