Is waist circumference a better predictor of insulin resistance than body mass index in U.S. adolescents?

@article{Kotlyarevska2011IsWC,
  title={Is waist circumference a better predictor of insulin resistance than body mass index in U.S. adolescents?},
  author={Kateryna Kotlyarevska and Peter M. Wolfgram and Joyce M. Lee},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={330-3}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether waist circumference (WC) is a better predictor of insulin resistance (IR) than body mass index (BMI) in U.S. adolescents aged 12-18 years. METHODS Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002, we evaluated an ethnically diverse sample of 1,571 adolescents with regard to BMI, WC, and fasting glucose and insulin levels. Children were classified as having IR if they had a homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (insulin [U… CONTINUE READING

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