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Article: Height, its components, and cardiovascular risk among older Chinese: A cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

TitleHeight, its components, and cardiovascular risk among older Chinese: A cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherAmerican Public Health Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ajph.org
Citation
American Journal Of Public Health, 2007, v. 97 n. 10, p. 1834-1841 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. Better childhood conditions, inferred from height and specifically leg length, are usually protective against ischemic heart disease and its risk factors in Western countries. In other geo-ethnic populations, height is less clearly protective, casting doubt on there being a biological etiology. To clarify the role of childhood conditions, we examined the associations of height and its components with cardiovascular risk among older Chinese people. Methods. We used multivariable regression to examine the associations of height and its components with blood pressure, lipid profile, and diabetes in 10413 older Chinese adults (mean age=64.6 years). Results. After we adjusted for age, gender, socioeconomic status, and lifestyle habits, greater sitting height was associated with diabetes and dyslipidemia. Longer legs were associated with lower pulse pressure and lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Conclusions. We provide indirect anthropometric evidence for the role of prepubertal and pubertal exposures on cardiovascular risk. Pubertal exposures are stronger than are prepubertal exposures but may be influenced by osteoporotic decline in old age. Further research should establish whether the observed relations are ethnically specific or relate to the stage or trajectory of socioeconomic development.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86869
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.138
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.520
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dc.contributor.authorSchooling, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorThomas, GNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHeys, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorLao, Xen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAdab, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:22:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:22:19Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Public Health, 2007, v. 97 n. 10, p. 1834-1841en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0090-0036en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86869-
dc.description.abstractObjectives. Better childhood conditions, inferred from height and specifically leg length, are usually protective against ischemic heart disease and its risk factors in Western countries. In other geo-ethnic populations, height is less clearly protective, casting doubt on there being a biological etiology. To clarify the role of childhood conditions, we examined the associations of height and its components with cardiovascular risk among older Chinese people. Methods. We used multivariable regression to examine the associations of height and its components with blood pressure, lipid profile, and diabetes in 10413 older Chinese adults (mean age=64.6 years). Results. After we adjusted for age, gender, socioeconomic status, and lifestyle habits, greater sitting height was associated with diabetes and dyslipidemia. Longer legs were associated with lower pulse pressure and lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Conclusions. We provide indirect anthropometric evidence for the role of prepubertal and pubertal exposures on cardiovascular risk. Pubertal exposures are stronger than are prepubertal exposures but may be influenced by osteoporotic decline in old age. Further research should establish whether the observed relations are ethnically specific or relate to the stage or trajectory of socioeconomic development.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAmerican Public Health Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ajph.orgen_HK
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dc.titleHeight, its components, and cardiovascular risk among older Chinese: A cross-sectional analysis of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Studyen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailSchooling, CM: cms1@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.2105/AJPH.2006.088096en_HK
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