alexa Prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular risk in patients with HIV AIDS in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

Author(s): Kroll AF, Sprinz E, Leal SC, Labra Mda G, Setbal S

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to discover the prevalence of overweight, obesity and cardiovascular risk in our HIV/AIDS outpatients according to sex, antiretroviral therapy and other variables. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients underwent an anthropometric assessment. Body mass index and waist circumference were used to classify their nutritional status and their cardiovascular risk. RESULTS: The majority of the 345 patients (58.8\%) were males. Obesity was detected in 8.3\% of them; 34.2\% were overweight, and 5.2\% malnourished. Near half of them (51.3\%) had some cardiovascular risk, with increased risk in 24.6\% of them, and substantially increased risk in 26.7\% of them. CONCLUSIONS: Overweight and obesity were highly prevalent. Women were more frequently obese (OR = 3.53; IC 95\%, 1.47 < OR < 8.69), and their cardiovascular risk was often higher (OR = 6.97; IC 95\%, 4.16 < OR < 11.76). The prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular risk did not change according to antiretroviral therapy or other variables.
This article was published in Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol and referenced in Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

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