What is it about?

Growth in BMI is indirectly linked to higher levels of mean glucose via higher levels of chronic inflammation (C-reactive protein) in American adolescents.

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Why is it important?

Application of novel causal mediation modeling techniques to a large and representative sample


Obesity is a pandemic around the world that needs more in-depth studies on its diverse impacts on our health. One of the perspectives is via the inflammation mechanism.

Ted Chun Tat Fong
University of Hong Kong

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This page is a summary of: Indirect Effects of Body Mass Index Growth on Glucose Dysregulation via Inflammation: Causal Moderated Mediation Analysis, Obesity Facts, January 2019, Karger Publishers,
DOI: 10.1159/000500422.
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