Manifestation of cardiovascular risk factors at low levels of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio in Singaporean Chinese.

@article{DeurenbergYap1999ManifestationOC,
  title={Manifestation of cardiovascular risk factors at low levels of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio in Singaporean Chinese.},
  author={Mabel Deurenberg-Yap and Tan Bee Yian and Chew Suok Kai and P R M Deurenberg and Wija A. van Staveren},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={177-83}
}
The global prevalence of obesity, characterised by a body mass index (BMI) >= 30 kg/m2, is high and is increasing. Obesity is associated with a higher risk of developing non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. In Singapore the prevalence of obesity differs among the three main ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays and Indians) but is relatively low compared to Western societies. Despite the low prevalence of obesity (BMI >=30 kg/m2), the morbidity and mortality for… CONTINUE READING