Association of waist circumference with risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes in Nigerians, Jamaicans, and African-Americans.

@article{Okosun1998AssociationOW,
  title={Association of waist circumference with risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes in Nigerians, Jamaicans, and African-Americans.},
  author={Ike Solomon Okosun and Richard S. Cooper and Charles N Rotimi and Babatunde Osotimehin and Terrence E. Forrester},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1836-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Prior studies have supported that waist circumference correlates better with visceral adipose tissue and is a better predictor of cardiovascular disease than are BMI and waist-to-hip ratio. In this study, we reexamine the role of waist size on the risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes in African-origin populations from three contrasting environments. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted of 5,042 men and women 25-74 years of age from Nigeria, Jamaica… CONTINUE READING

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