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Table 3 MHO Definition; Cross Sectional Studies

From: Beyond BMI: The “Metabolically healthy obese” phenotype & its association with clinical/subclinical cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality -- a systematic review

Study Definition of metabolically healthy obese (MHO) Definition of metabolically healthy, normal weight (MHNW)
Marini [25] • IS by OGTT & euglycemic clamp ≥75th percentile of all obese participants • Not obese (BMI < 27 kg/mg2)
• BMI >30
• Diabetics included
Stefan [26] • IS by OGTT ≥75th percentile of all obese participants • IS, normal weight (BMI < 25 kg/m2)
• BMI ≥ 30
• Diabetics included
Irace [29] • <3 MetS criteria • <3 MetS, normal weight (BMI 18.5-25 kg/m2)
• BMI > 29.9
• Diabetics included
Khan [27] • <3 MetSA Criteria (including CRP ≥3.0 mg/L) • <3 MetSA criteria, normal weight (BMI < 25 kg/m2)
• BMI ≥ 25
• Diabetics included
Park [28] • 0 MetSB criteria • 0 MetSB criteria, normal weight (BMI <23 kg/m2)
• BMI ≥ 25
• Diabetics included
  1. A Waist circumference excluded, added CRP ≥3.0 mg/L; BWaist circumference ≥90 cm for men and ≥80 cm for women, fasting glucose at least 100 mg/dL.