Body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio on the risk of total and type-specific stroke.

@article{Hu2007BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio on the risk of total and type-specific stroke.},
  author={Gang Hu and Jaakko Tuomilehto and Karri Silventoinen and Cinzia Sarti and Satu M{\"a}nnist{\"o} and Pekka J Jousilahti},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={167 13},
  pages={1420-7}
}
BACKGROUND Adiposity is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but the relationship of adiposity with the risk of cerebrovascular disease is still to some extent unclear. METHODS We prospectively investigated the association of different indicators of adiposity (body mass index [BMI] [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared], waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio) with total and type-specific stroke incidence among 49 996 Finnish participants… CONTINUE READING
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