Abdominal adiposity and coronary heart disease in women.

  title={Abdominal adiposity and coronary heart disease in women.},
  author={Kathryn M. Rexrode and Vincent J. Carey and Charles H. Hennekens and Ellen E. Walters and Graham A. Colditz and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Walter C Willett and Joann E. Manson},
  volume={280 21},
CONTEXT Obesity is a well-established risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), but whether regional fat distribution contributes independently to risk remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To compare waist-hip ratio (WHR) and waist circumference in determining risk of CHD in women. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective cohort study among US female registered nurses participating in the Nurses' Health Study conducted between 1986, when the nurses completed a questionnaire, and follow-up in June 1994… CONTINUE READING
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