Obesity and the risk of myocardial infarction in 27 000 participants from 52 countries: a case-control study

@article{Yusuf2005ObesityAT,
  title={Obesity and the risk of myocardial infarction in 27 000 participants from 52 countries: a case-control study},
  author={S. Yusuf and S. Hawken and S. {\^O}unpuu and L. Bautista and on behalf of the Interheart Study Investigators},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366},
  pages={1640-1649}
}
  • S. Yusuf, S. Hawken, +2 authors on behalf of the Interheart Study Investigators
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but the most predictive measure for different ethnic populations is not clear. We aimed to assess whether markers of obesity, especially waist-to-hip ratio, would be stronger indicators of myocardial infarction than body-mass index (BMI), the conventional measure. METHODS We did a standardised case-control study of acute myocardial infarction with 27 098 participants in 52 countries (12,461 cases and 14,637 controls… CONTINUE READING
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