A novel cutoff for the waist-to-height ratio predicting metabolic syndrome in young American adults


BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown the enhanced diagnostic capability of the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) over BMI. However, while a structured cutoff hierarchy has been established for BMI, a rigorous analysis to define individuals as obese using the WHtR has not been performed on a sample of American adults. This study attempts to establish a cutoff for… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2964-6


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