Assessing body shape index as a risk predictor for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome among Iranian adults.

@article{Haghighatdoost2014AssessingBS,
  title={Assessing body shape index as a risk predictor for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome among Iranian adults.},
  author={F Haghighatdoost and Nizal Sarrafzadegan and Noushin Mohammadifard and Sedigheh Asgary and Maryam Boshtam and Leila Azadbakht},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={636-44}
}
OBJECTIVE Several studies have concluded a positive association between abdominal obesity, general obesity, and chronic diseases. However, the best anthropometric measures to predict the risk for chronic diseases should be clarified in each population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the predictive power of A Body Shape Index (ABSI), body mass index (BMI), and waist-to-height ratio and Clinica Universidad de Navarra-Body Adiposity Estimator for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and… CONTINUE READING

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