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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia

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REIS FILHO, Adilson Domingos dos et al. Association among anthropometric variables, plasma glucose and lipid profile in elderly women. Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp.675-686. ISSN 1809-9823.

OBJECTIVE: Cross-sectional study aiming to associate anthropometric variables to the lipid profile and plasma glucose in 102 elderly women of three social centers for the elderly in the city of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, aged between 60 and 84 years. METHODS: Were evaluated body mass index, waist/hip ratio, waist circumference, fat percentage, fasting plasma glucose, postprandial glucose, glycated hemoglobin, triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL-c and LDL-c. RESULTS: An association to: BMI and fasting glucose, and waist-hip ratio: fasting and postprandial glucose, and waist circumference, fasting and postprandial glycemia in the group 60-69 years. And for the group >70 years: percentage of total fat and cholesterol, waist circumference and postprandial glycemia. As for the multiple regression analysis indicated significant association between a BMI and total cholesterol, and waist-hip ratio, triglycerides and total cholesterol, and waist circumference, fasting glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL-c, for all group >70 years. CONCLUSION: Among the anthropometric variables waist circumference group >70 years was the most sensitive to blood chemistry.

Keywords : Elderly; Anthropometry; Blood Glucose; Lipoproteins; Health of the Elderly.

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