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Long-Term BMI Variability and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes

Long-Term BMI Variability and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes

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Long-Term BMI Variability and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes

Body mass index (BMI) is a commonly used estimate of obesity. According to a recent study, BMI variability is a significant risk marker for adverse cardiovascular events.

Analyzing data from 92,363 US veterans in the Million Veteran Program and 65,047 individuals in the UK Biobank, greater BMI variability was consistently associated with an increased risk of the composite of cardiovascular disease events (incident nonfatal myocardial infarction, acute ischemic stroke, and cardiovascular death).

It is therefore important to maintain a healthy, stable and balanced nutrition, in order to succeed optimal (for height) weight. BMI fluctuations should become a red flag for clinicians, in terms of cardiovascular risk assessment and preventive management strategies.

Reference:
JAMA Network Open
Long-Term Body Mass Index Variability and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes
JAMA Netw Open 2024 Mar 04;7(3)e243062

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