A need to reconsider the definition of 'healthy participants' in epidemiological studies and clinical trials

Farhat, G
June 2014
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Jun2014, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p724
Academic Journal
In this article, the author reflects on the body mass index (BMI)-based definitions of the overweight and obesity. Topics discussed include role of adipose tissue in secretion of inflammatory factors including adipokines and cytokines, increased risk of diabetes and heart diseases due to obesity and classification of the overweight and obese population as 'population at risk.'


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