Factors associated with obesity in the Pharmacokinetic and Clinical Observations in People over Fifty (POPPY) cohort: an observational cross-sectional analysis.


Savinelli S, De Francesco D, Feeney ER, Babalis D, Bagkeris E, Post FA, Boffito M, Williams I, Vera J, Johnson M, Anderson J, Sachikonye M, Winston A, Sabin C, Mallon P.

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In this study we described the number of POPPY participants who were obese, and identified a range of factors that were associated with this.  Of the 1361 people in the study, around a quarter (24.6%) were obese.  Interestingly, people with HIV (either in the older or younger groups in POPPY) were less likely to be obese than the HIV-negative controls in the study.  Overall, people who were older, women, those of black African ethnicity and those who consumed alcohol were more likely to be obese.  Among the people with HIV, those who were obese tended to have higher CD4 counts than those wh

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