Body fat distribution and risk of type 2 diabetes in the general population: are there differences between men and women? The MONICA/KORA Augsburg cohort study.

@article{Meisinger2006BodyFD,
  title={Body fat distribution and risk of type 2 diabetes in the general population: are there differences between men and women? The MONICA/KORA Augsburg cohort study.},
  author={Christa Meisinger and Angela D{\"o}ring and Barbara Thorand and Margit Heier and H. L{\"o}wel},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={483-9}
}
BACKGROUND It remains controversial whether body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), or waist-hip ratio (WHR) is a better risk predictor of type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine the sex-specific relevance of WC, WHR, and BMI to the development of type 2 diabetes. DESIGN The prospective population-based cohort study was based on 3055 men and 2957 women aged 35-74 y who participated in the second (1989-1990) or third (1994-1995) MONICA (Monitoring Trends and… CONTINUE READING