Cardiometabolic risk factors and obesity: does it matter whether BMI or waist circumference is the index of obesity?

@article{Abbasi2013CardiometabolicRF,
  title={Cardiometabolic risk factors and obesity: does it matter whether BMI or waist circumference is the index of obesity?},
  author={Fahim A. Abbasi and Christine M. Blasey and Gerald Mark Reaven},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={637-40}
}
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the cardiometabolic risk associated with excess adiposity is particularly related to central obesity. OBJECTIVE The objective was to compare the associations between cardiometabolic risk of apparently healthy individuals and measures of central obesity [waist circumference (WC)] and overall obesity [body mass index (BMI)]. DESIGN In this cross-sectional, observational study, 492 subjects (306 women and 303 non-Hispanic whites) were classified by BMI (in… CONTINUE READING
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