Objective: There is debate over the most appropriate adiposity markers of obesityassociated health risks. We evaluated the relationship between fat distribution and highsensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), independent of total adiposity. Research design and methods : We studied 350 people with abdominal adiposity (waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) ≥0.9 in male and ≥0.85 in female subjects) and 199 control subjects (WHR< 0.9 in male and <0.85 in female subjects) matched for BMI and age. We measured hs-CRP and major cardiovascular risk factors. Results Participants with abdominal adiposity had BMI similar to that in control subjects (24.8 ±2.5 vs. 24.7 ±2.2 kg/m2, respectively), but significantly higher waist circumference (96.4 6.±0 vs. 83.3 ±6.7 cm; p < 0.01) and WHR (1.07 ± 0.08 vs. 0.85 ±0.05; p<0.001). Compared with the control subjects, participants with abdominal adiposity had an adverse cardiovascular risk factor profile, significantly higher hs-CRP (1.96 ±2.60 vs. 1.53 ± 1.74 mg/dl; p< 0.01), and a twofold prevalence of elevated CRP values (≥3 mg/dl). Conclusions In non obese people, moderate abdominal adiposity is associated with markers of subclinical inflammation independent of BMI.

Abdominal adiposity is associated with elevated C-reactive protein independent of BMI in healthy non obese people

PATTI, LIDIA;RIVELLESE, ANGELA ALBAROSA;RICCARDI, GABRIELE;VACCARO, OLGA
2009

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Objective: There is debate over the most appropriate adiposity markers of obesityassociated health risks. We evaluated the relationship between fat distribution and highsensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), independent of total adiposity. Research design and methods : We studied 350 people with abdominal adiposity (waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) ≥0.9 in male and ≥0.85 in female subjects) and 199 control subjects (WHR< 0.9 in male and <0.85 in female subjects) matched for BMI and age. We measured hs-CRP and major cardiovascular risk factors. Results Participants with abdominal adiposity had BMI similar to that in control subjects (24.8 ±2.5 vs. 24.7 ±2.2 kg/m2, respectively), but significantly higher waist circumference (96.4 6.±0 vs. 83.3 ±6.7 cm; p < 0.01) and WHR (1.07 ± 0.08 vs. 0.85 ±0.05; p<0.001). Compared with the control subjects, participants with abdominal adiposity had an adverse cardiovascular risk factor profile, significantly higher hs-CRP (1.96 ±2.60 vs. 1.53 ± 1.74 mg/dl; p< 0.01), and a twofold prevalence of elevated CRP values (≥3 mg/dl). Conclusions In non obese people, moderate abdominal adiposity is associated with markers of subclinical inflammation independent of BMI.
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