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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

Open Access

Erratum to: The "lipid accumulation product" performs better than the body mass index for recognizing cardiovascular risk: a population-based comparison

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders20066:5

Received: 27 January 2006

Accepted: 27 January 2006

Published: 27 January 2006

The original article was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2005 5:26


I have found an error in the Discussion section of my recent article [1]. While citing a prior work by Okura et al. [2], I incorrectly wrote that their weight-loss participants had "only a 2 percent reduction in leg fat". In context, the correct sentence should have said that their participants had "a 37 percent reduction in TG concentration, a 27 percent reduction in truncal fat, a 26 percent reduction in leg fat, but only a 12 percent reduction in BMI."

I regret the inadvertent misquotation. My own data, my conclusions, and my admiration for Okura et al. are unchanged.