Comparative associations of adiposity measures with cardiometabolic risk burden in asymptomatic subjects.

@article{Dervaux2008ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative associations of adiposity measures with cardiometabolic risk burden in asymptomatic subjects.},
  author={Nathalie Dervaux and Murine Wubuli and Jean-Louis M{\'e}gnien and Gilles Chironi and Alain Simon},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2008},
  volume={201 2},
  pages={413-7}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. OBJECTIVE To determine which measure of adiposity, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) or body fat mass (BFM) is the most predictive of the coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and of the presence of the metabolic syndrome. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 649 consecutive men and women aged 22-79 years, in primary prevention. RESULTS BMI, WC and BFM were strongly associated with conventional… CONTINUE READING
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