Measuring abdominal obesity: effects of height on distribution of cardiometabolic risk factors risk using waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio.

@article{Schneider2011MeasuringAO,
  title={Measuring abdominal obesity: effects of height on distribution of cardiometabolic risk factors risk using waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio.},
  author={Harald J{\"o}rn Schneider and Jens Klotsche and Sigmund Silber and Guenter Karl Stalla and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={e7}
}
Unlike waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), WC does not take differences in height into account. We hypothesized that short subjects with a WC at a specified cutoff-point will have more abdominal fat and associated cardiovascular risk factors than tall subjects with a WC at the same cutoff-point and that this will not be the case if WHtR is used instead of WC. To test this hypothesis, we compared the distribution of cardiovascular risk factors according to height above and below commonly used cutoffs… CONTINUE READING

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