Association between metabolic body composition status and risk for impaired renal function: A cross-sectional study

Autoři: Wen-Cheng Li aff001;  Jau-Yuan Chen aff001;  Yu-Ping Liu aff004;  Yi-Yen Lee aff005;  Wei-Chung Yeh aff001;  Wei Yu aff003;  Yu-Chung Tsao aff002
Působiště autorů: Department of Family Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan aff001;  College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan aff002;  Department of Health Management, Xiamen Chang-Gung Hospital, Xiamen, China aff003;  Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Xiamen Chang-Gung Hospital, Xiamen, China aff004;  Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan aff005;  Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan aff006;  Department of Occupational Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan aff007
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(11)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223664



The risk for obesity-related disorders is proportional to the visceral region and had been observed to be highly related with impaired renal function. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate renal function impairment, according to sex, age, and different status of metabolic body composition.


We retrospectively collected from the medical records the basic information and metabolic titers of Chinese adults (13,373 men and 10,175 women) who underwent health checkup from 2013 to 2016. The population was divided into four groups, according to metabolic body composition, including metabolic healthy norms-weight (MHNW), metabolic healthy obesity (MHO), metabolic unhealthy norms-weight (MUNW), and metabolic unhealthy obesity (MUO). The categorical data were compared among the groups and logistic regression analyses were conducted to investigate the association between metabolic body composition status and risk for renal function impairment.


Across all ages in both sexes, the odds ratios (OR) for renal function impairment were higher in the MHO, MUNW, and MUO groups than in the MHNW group, except for women <45 years old in the MUNW group. However, after adjustment, the trend was no longer significant in all groups under 45 years old. For individuals >45 years old, the relatively high risk for renal function impairment remained significantly associated with the MUNW group (OR 2.95, 95% CI 2.02–4.30 in men and OR 1.95, 95% CI 1.35–2.82 in women) and MUO group (OR 2.33, 95% CI 1.82–3.00 in men and OR 2.67, 95% CI 2.04–3.48 in women).


Impaired renal function was independently associated with the status of metabolic obesity. However, the trend was only observed in individuals >45 years old, with significant sex difference.

Klíčová slova:

Biomarkers – Blood pressure – Body Mass Index – Cholesterol – Chronic kidney disease – Obesity – Protein metabolism – Renal system


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