Abdominal obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors within body mass index categories.

@article{Shields2012AbdominalOA,
  title={Abdominal obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors within body mass index categories.},
  author={Margot E. Shields and Mark Stephen Tremblay and Sarah Connor Gorber and Ian Janssen},
  journal={Health reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={7-15}
}
BACKGROUND Several organizations recommend the use of measures of abdominal obesity in conjunction with body mass index (BMI) to assess obesity-related health risk. Recent evidence suggests that waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) are increasing within BMI categories. This shift may have affected the usefulness of abdominal obesity measures. DATA AND METHODS Data are from respondents aged 18 to 79 to the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures… CONTINUE READING
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