Associations between body mass index, waist circumference and body shape index with resting blood pressure in Portuguese adolescents.

@article{Duncan2013AssociationsBB,
  title={Associations between body mass index, waist circumference and body shape index with resting blood pressure in Portuguese adolescents.},
  author={Michael J Duncan and Jorge Mota and Susana Maria Coelho Guimar{\~a}es Vale and Maria Paula Maia Santos and Jos{\'e} Carlos Ribeiro},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={163-7}
}
BACKGROUND Elevated blood pressure (BP) in childhood and adolescence is associated with overweight and obesity. Recently a body shape index (ABSI) has been suggested as superior to body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) and waist circumference (WC) as a measure of disease risk. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between ABSI, BMI, WC and BP in Portuguese adolescents and to consider the role of ABSI, BMI and WC when examining this issue in adolescents. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Height, body mass, WC… CONTINUE READING
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