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Title: Body Mass Index Is Associated with Hypertension in Japanese Young Elderly Individuals: Findings of the New Integrated Suburban Seniority Investigation
Authors: Ukawa, Shigekazu
Tamakoshi, Akiko
Wakai, Kenji
Ando, Masahiko
Kawamura, Takashi  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 川村, 孝
Keywords: hypertension
body mass index
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Journal title: Internal medicine
Volume: 54
Issue: 24
Start page: 3121
End page: 3125
Abstract: Objective This study aimed to investigate the association between BMI at 65 years of age and the development of hypertension during the subsequent five years. Methods A total of 1, 003 participants (65 years of age) who had no history of myocardial infarction and/or hypertension at baseline health check-ups (1996-2005) and participated in a secondary health check-up when the subjects reached 70 years of age were analyzed. Results Using fully adjusted models, men with a BMI of <18.5 [odds ratio (OR), 4.08; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.32-1.83], BMI of 23.0-24.9 (OR, 2.00; 95% CI, 1.18-3.40) and BMI of ≥25.0 (OR, 1.98; 95% CI, 1.10-3.56) were found to be at higher risk of developing hypertension than did those with a BMI of 18.5-22.9. Conclusion Leanness or being overweight/obese at age 65 increases the risk of subsequent hypertension.
Rights: © 2016 The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.2169/internalmedicine.54.4702
PubMed ID: 26666597
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