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16th European Congress of Endocrinology


Obesity Beyond BMI

ea0035s5.1 | Obesity Beyond BMI | ECE2014

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ea0035s5.2 | Obesity Beyond BMI | ECE2014

Relevance of body composition analysis

Gomez-Ambrosi Javier

Obesity is defined as an excess of adipose tissue of sufficient magnitude to produce adverse health consequences, and is associated with increased morbi–mortality. BMI is the most frequently used diagnostic tool in the current classification system of obesity. It has the advantage that a subject’s height and weight are easy and inexpensive to measure. Overweight is defined as a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 kg/m2 and obesity as a BMI ≥30.0 kg/m2</su...

ea0035s5.3 | Obesity Beyond BMI | ECE2014

Are metabolically obese individuals are really healthy?

Bluher Matthias

Obesity belongs to the five most important health burdens in modern societies and reaches with ~20% prevalence in Germany epidemic proportions. Obesity significantly increases the risk of developing metabolic (e.g. type 2 diabetes), cardiovascular, orthopaedic, psychologic, and other disorders. Despite the well established epidemiologic relationship between obesity and these co-morbidities, there is a subgroup of metabolically healthy obese patients, which seems to be protecte...