Coronary heart disease and body fat distribution.

  title={Coronary heart disease and body fat distribution.},
  author={Dexter Canoy},
  journal={Current atherosclerosis reports},
  volume={12 2},
Larger waist circumference or waist-hip ratio, as crude indicators of visceral fat mass, are associated with adverse metabolic profile, but their role in predicting future coronary heart disease (CHD) events has been less investigated. Recent epidemiologic findings suggest that these simple and inexpensive measures of abdominal fat distribution predict CHD independently of body mass index, and, to a certain extent, cardiovascular disease risk factors. The magnitude and shape of the association… CONTINUE READING