Indices of abdominal obesity are better discriminators of cardiovascular risk factors than BMI: a meta-analysis.

@article{Lee2008IndicesOA,
  title={Indices of abdominal obesity are better discriminators of cardiovascular risk factors than BMI: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Crystal Man Ying Lee and Rachel R Huxley and Rachel P. Wildman and Mark Woodward},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 7},
  pages={646-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine which simple index of overweight and obesity is the best discriminator of cardiovascular risk factors. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING This is a meta-analysis of published literature. MEDLINE was searched. Studies that used receiver-operating characteristics (ROC) curve analysis and published area under the ROC curves (AUC) for overweight and obesity indices with hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and/or dyslipidemia were included. The AUC for each of the four indices, with each… CONTINUE READING
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