Associations between depression and different measures of obesity (BMI, WC, WHtR, WHR)

  title={Associations between depression and different measures of obesity (BMI, WC, WHtR, WHR)},
  author={J. G. Wiltink and Matthias Michal and Philipp S Wild and Isabella Zwiener and Maria Blettner and Thomas F. M{\"u}nzel and Andreas Schulz and Yvonne Kirschner and Manfred E. Beutel},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
BACKGROUND Growing evidence suggests that abdominal obesity is a more important risk factor for the prognosis of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than BMI. Somatic-affective symptoms of depression have also been linked to cardiovascular risk. The relationship between obesity and depression, however, has remained contradictory. Our aim was therefore to relate body mass index (BMI) and different measures for abdominal obesity (waist circumference, WC, waist-to-hip ratio, WHR, waist-to-height… CONTINUE READING
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