Patients with a BMI between 18.5 kg/m2 and 24.9 kg/m2 who led a sedentary lifestyle had an increased risk for CVD compared with those who were overweight, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
Arch G. Mainous III, PhD, chair of the department of health services research, management and policy and professor in the department of community health and family medicine at the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues analyzed 2011 to 2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data from patients aged 40 to 79 years who did not have CVD and had a BMI that classified them as healthy weight (18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2) or overweight (25 to 29.9 kg/m2).
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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