Journal article

Prevalence of normal weight obesity and its associated cardio-metabolic risk factors - Results from the baseline data of the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (KDPP)

Nitin Kapoor, Mojtaba Lotfaliany, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Kavumpurathu R Thankappan, Nihal Thomas, John Furler, Brian Oldenburg, Robyn J Tapp



BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic disorders are frequently observed among those who have obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI). However, there is limited data available on the cardiometabolic profile of those who are non-obese by BMI but with a high body fat percentage (BFP), a phenotype frequently observed in the Indian population. We examined the prevalence of individuals with normal weight obesity (NWO) and the cardiometabolic profile of NWO individuals at high risk for type 2 diabetes(T2D) in a south Asian population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program, individuals aged between 30 to 60 years were screened using the Indian Diabetes Risk Score(IDRS) in 60 rur..

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Funding Acknowledgements

K-DPP was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (Project Grant ID 1005324) to Brian Oldenburg. The contents of this paper are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the views of NHMRC. NK and TS would like to acknowledge the ENCORE (Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease REsearch between Australian and India) programme for this collaborative publication. TS would also like to acknowledge the ASCEND Program, funded by the Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.