Minimal versus umbilical waist circumference measures as indicators of cardiovascular disease risk.

@article{Willis2007MinimalVU,
  title={Minimal versus umbilical waist circumference measures as indicators of cardiovascular disease risk.},
  author={Leslie H. Willis and Cris A. Slentz and Joseph A. Houmard and Johanna L Johnson and Brian D. Duscha and Lori B Aiken and William E Kraus},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={753-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Measures of central obesity are strongly correlated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Although waist circumference (WC) is a commonly used measure of central obesity, there is no standard measurement location. We examined two WC locations to determine which was more highly correlated with CVD risk factors and metabolic syndrome (MS). RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES WC measures were taken on 266 sedentary, overweight men and women 45 to 60 years old. Intravenous glucose… CONTINUE READING

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