Appropriate body mass index and waist circumference cutoffs for categorization of overweight and central adiposity among Chinese adults.

@article{Wildman2004AppropriateBM,
  title={Appropriate body mass index and waist circumference cutoffs for categorization of overweight and central adiposity among Chinese adults.},
  author={Rachel P. Wildman and Dongfeng Gu and Kristi Reynolds and Xianfeng Duan and Jiang He},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={1129-36}
}
BACKGROUND Recent data suggest that current overweight and central adiposity guidelines based on Western populations are not appropriate for Asian populations. The published data among Chinese are insufficient to address this issue. OBJECTIVE We aimed to identify cutoffs for body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) and waist circumference that confer increased risk of cardiovascular disease in Chinese adults as would be consistent with overweight and central adiposity. DESIGN A nationally… CONTINUE READING