Ethnic-specific obesity cutoffs for diabetes risk: cross-sectional study of 490,288 UK biobank participants.

  title={Ethnic-specific obesity cutoffs for diabetes risk: cross-sectional study of 490,288 UK biobank participants.},
  author={Uduakobong Efanga Ntuk and Jason M. R. Gill and Daniel F. Mackay and Naveed Sattar and Jill P. Pell},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={37 9},
OBJECTIVE To compare the relationship between adiposity and prevalent diabetes across ethnic groups in the UK Biobank cohort and to derive ethnic-specific obesity cutoffs that equate to those developed in white populations in terms of diabetes prevalence. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS UK Biobank recruited 502,682 U.K. residents aged 40-69 years. We used baseline data on the 490,288 participants from the four largest ethnic subgroups: 471,174 (96.1%) white, 9,631 (2.0%) South Asian, 7,949 (1.6… CONTINUE READING
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