General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe.

  title={General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe.},
  author={T. Pischon and H. Boeing and K. Hoffmann and M. Bergmann and M. Schulze and K. Overvad and Y. T. van der Schouw and E. Spencer and K. Moons and A. Tj{\o}nneland and J. Halkjaer and M. Jensen and J. Stegger and F. Clavel-Chapelon and M. Boutron-Ruault and V. Chaj{\`e}s and J. Linseisen and R. Kaaks and A. Trichopoulou and D. Trichopoulos and C. Bamia and S. Sieri and D. Palli and R. Tumino and P. Vineis and S. Panico and P. Peeters and A. May and H. Bueno-de-Mesquita and F. V. van Duijnhoven and G. Hallmans and L. Weinehall and J. Manjer and B. Hedblad and E. Lund and A. Agudo and L. Arriola and A. Barricarte and C. Navarro and C. Martinez and J. R. Quirós and T. Key and S. Bingham and K. Khaw and P. Boffetta and M. Jenab and P. Ferrari and E. Riboli},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={359 20},
  • T. Pischon, H. Boeing, +45 authors E. Riboli
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND Previous studies have relied predominantly on the body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) to assess the association of adiposity with the risk of death, but few have examined whether the distribution of body fat contributes to the prediction of death. METHODS We examined the association of BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio with the risk of death among 359,387 participants from nine countries in the European… CONTINUE READING
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