Abdominal obesity, waist circumference and cardiometabolic risk: awareness among primary care physicians, the general population and patients at risk – the Shape of the Nations survey*

  title={Abdominal obesity, waist circumference and cardiometabolic risk: awareness among primary care physicians, the general population and patients at risk – the Shape of the Nations survey*},
  author={Sidney C. Smith and David W. Haslam},
  journal={Current Medical Research and Opinion},
  pages={29 - 47}
ABSTRACT Objective: Abdominal obesity, measured by waist circumference (WC), is a more accurate predictor of cardiometabolic risk than general obesity measured by body mass index (BMI). The ‘Shape of the Nations’ survey was performed to assess knowledge and understanding of the increased risk associated with abdominal obesity. Research design and methods: Approximately 100 primary care physicians (PCPs), 400 members of the general population and 100 patients at risk for cardiovascular disease… 
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