Body Fat Distribution and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Men and Women in the European Prospective

@inproceedings{Canoy2007BodyFD,
  title={Body Fat Distribution and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Men and Women in the European Prospective},
  author={Dexter Canoy and S. Matthijs Boekholdt and Nicholas J Wareham and Robert N Luben and Ailsa A Welch and Sheila Anne Bingham and Iain E. Buchan and Nicholas Day and Kay-Tee Khaw},
  year={2007}
}
Background—Body fat distribution has been cross-sectionally associated with atherosclerotic disease risk factors, but the prospective relation with coronary heart disease remains uncertain. Methods and Results—We examined the prospective relation between fat distribution indices and coronary heart disease among 24 508 men and women 45 to 79 years of age using proportional hazards regression. During a mean 9.1 years of follow-up, 1708 men and 892 women developed coronary heart disease. The risk… CONTINUE READING

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