Ethnic comparisons of the cross-sectional relationships between measures of body size with diabetes and hypertension.

@article{Huxley2008EthnicCO,
  title={Ethnic comparisons of the cross-sectional relationships between measures of body size with diabetes and hypertension.},
  author={Rachel R Huxley and William Philip Trehearne James and Federica Barzi and Jeetesh V. Patel and Scott A Lear and Paibul Suriyawongpaisal and Ed Janus and Ian D Caterson and Paul Zev Zimmet and Dorairaj Prabhakaran and Shrinivas B. Reddy and Mark Woodward},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          53-61
        }
}
Recent estimates indicate that two billion people are overweight or obese and hence are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and its comorbidities. However, this may be an underestimate of the true extent of the problem, as the current method used to define overweight may lack sensitivity, particularly in some ethnic groups where there may be an underestimate of risk. Measures of central obesity may be more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk, but there has been no systematic… CONTINUE READING
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