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

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Abstract

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.

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    Kahn HS: The "lipid accumulation product" performs better than the body mass index for recognizing cardiovascular risk: a population-based comparison. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2005, 5: 26-10.1186/1471-2261-5-26.

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    Okura T, Nakata Y, Yamabuki K, Tanaka K: Regional body composition changes exhibit opposing effects on coronary heart disease risk factors. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2004, 24: 923-929. 10.1161/01.ATV.0000125702.26272.f6. [PubMed Abstract][Publisher Full Text]

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Kahn, H.S. Erratum to: The "lipid accumulation product" performs better than the body mass index for recognizing cardiovascular risk: a population-based comparison. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6, 5 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2261-6-5

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