Associations of general and abdominal obesity with multiple health outcomes in older women: the Iowa Women's Health Study.

@article{Folsom2000AssociationsOG,
  title={Associations of general and abdominal obesity with multiple health outcomes in older women: the Iowa Women's Health Study.},
  author={Aaron R Folsom and Lawrence H. Kushi and Kristin E. Anderson and Pamela J. Mink and J. E. Olson and C P Hong and Thomas A. Sellers and D Lazovich and Ronald J. Prineas},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 14},
  pages={2117-28}
}
BACKGROUND Recent clinical guidelines on the health risks of obesity use body mass index (BMI; calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) and waist circumference, but the waist-hip ratio may provide independent information. METHODS To assess the joint and relative associations of BMI, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio with multiple disease end points, we conducted a prospective cohort study of 31,702 Iowa women, aged 55 to 69 years and free of cancer… CONTINUE READING
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