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About the article
Published Online: 2015-11-10
Published in Print: 2017-04-01
Implications and contribution: This is the first study of Normal Weigh Obesity (NWO) in a Caribbean, non-Caucasian, young adult population at high risk for developing non-communicable diseases. The results suggest a high prevalence of NWO in males, who traditionally carry the burden of early cardiovascular mortality in this population. Further study is recommended.
Conflict of interest: The authors report no conflict of interest. Bryden pi (Trinidad) and Roche Diagnostics provided test kits at a discount for the biochemical studies reported in this work.