Entering a New Era of Body Indices: The Feasibility of a Body Shape Index and Body Roundness Index to Identify Cardiovascular Health Status

@inproceedings{Maessen2014EnteringAN,
  title={Entering a New Era of Body Indices: The Feasibility of a Body Shape Index and Body Roundness Index to Identify Cardiovascular Health Status},
  author={Martijn F. H. Maessen and Thijs M H Eijsvogels and Rebecca J. H. M. Verheggen and Maria T E Hopman and Andr{\'e} L. M. Verbeek and Femmie de Vegt and Yan Gong},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Circumference (WC) are well-used anthropometric predictors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but their validity is regularly questioned. Recently, A Body Shape Index (ABSI) and Body Roundness Index (BRI) were introduced as alternative anthropometric indices that may better reflect health status. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the capacity of ABSI and BRI in identifying cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular disease risk factors and determined… CONTINUE READING
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