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Jae Hee Yu 1 Article
A Study on the Relation of BMI to Lipid Metabolism and Health Promoting Behavior in Middle-Aged Women
Kun Ja Lee, Chun Ja Chang, Jae Hee Yu
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2005;16(4):488-497.   Published online December 31, 2005
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PURPOSE
This study examined the relation of BMI to lipid metabolism and health promoting behavior in middle-aged women.
METHODS
The subjects were 113 women between 40 to 60 years of age. The data was collected from April 2003 to July 2004. BMI was measured using body composition analyzer and lipid metabolism were measured using automatic biochemical analyzer. Health promoting behavior was collected using a structured questionnaire. The SPSSWIN(10.0 version) program was used to analyze the data and get the descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficients.
RESULTS
BMI was negatively correlated with HDL-c and positively correlated with triglyceride, but there was no significance between BMI and total cholesterol. There was no significance of correlation between BMI and total health-promoting behavior.
CONCLUSION
This study showed that BMI is meaningful in the identification of the high risk women to prevent HDL-c & triglyceride metabolism disturbance, but additional research is needed to study the correlation between BMI and health promoting behaviors in middle-aged women.

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