Body fat distribution and risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in women. The Nurses' Health Study.

@article{Carey1997BodyFD,
  title={Body fat distribution and risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in women. The Nurses' Health Study.},
  author={V. Carey and E. Walters and G. Colditz and C. Solomon and W. Willett and B. Rosner and F. Speizer and J. Manson},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={145 7},
  pages={
          614-9
        }
}
Obesity is an established risk factor for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Anthropometric measures of overall and central obesity as predictors of NIDDM risk have not been as well studied, especially in women. Among 43,581 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study who in 1986 provided waist, hip, and weight information and who were initially free from diabetes and other major chronic diseases, NIDDM incidence was followed from 1986 to 1994. After adjustment for age, family… Expand

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