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This article is from PLoS ONE, volume 9.AbstractBackground: Overweight and obesity is a serious problem worldwide related to cardiovascular and other diseases. Personality traits are associated with the abnormal body mass indices BMIs indicative of overweight and obesity. However, the links between personality traits and BMI have been little studied in Korea. Methods: We evaluated the association between personality traits and BMI in men and women using the rural Ansung and urban Ansan cohort from the Korean Genome Epidemiology Study, and the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Cohort Study datasets. A shorter version of the original Revised Neuroticism-Extroversion-Openness Personality Inventory NEO-PI-R was used to measure the five-factor model of personality neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Results: Data from a total of 1,495 men mean age 60.0±9.8 years; mean BMI 24.3±3.0 kg-m2 and 2,547 women mean age 47.0±15.5 years; mean BMI 22.8±3.4 kg-m2 were included in the analysis. Compared with the normal weight groups, overweight and obese men scored higher on openness to experience and lower on conscientiousness. Overweight and obese women scored lower on neuroticism and openness to experience and higher on agreeableness. Extraversion was positively associated with BMI in men β = 0.032, P



Author: Shim, Unjin; Kim, Han-Na; Roh, Seung-Ju; Cho, Nam H.; Shin, Chol; Ryu, Seungho; Sung, Yeon-Ah; Kim, Hyung-Lae

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