Measures of overweight and obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease: a population-based study.

@article{Sehested2010MeasuresOO,
  title={Measures of overweight and obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease: a population-based study.},
  author={T S G Sehested and Tine Willum Hansen and Michael H. Olsen and Steen Zabell Abildstr\om and Susanne B. Rasmussen and Hans Henning Windel\ov Ibsen and C Torp-Pedersen and Sten Madsbad and J\orgen Jeppesen},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={486-90}
}
BACKGROUND Although overweight and obesity are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), it is unclear which clinical measure of overweight and obesity is the strongest predictor of CVD, and it is unclear whether the various measures of overweight and obesity are indeed independent predictors of CVD. METHODS This study was a prospective population-based study of 2493 Danish men and women, age 41-72 years, without major CVD at baseline. At baseline, body mass index, waist circumference… CONTINUE READING