Regional obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease; the Framingham Study.

@article{Kannel1991RegionalOA,
  title={Regional obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease; the Framingham Study.},
  author={WilliamB. Kannel and L Adrienne Cupples and Rama Ramaswami and Joseph P. Stokes and Bernard E. Kreger and Millicent Higgins},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          183-90
        }
}
Risk of cardiovascular events was determined over 24 years of surveillance in relation to general adiposity reflected by relative weight and by regional obesity estimated by skinfolds and waist girth per inch of height. Upper quintile values of relative weight, subscapular skinfolds and waist girth were each associated with increased risks of cardiovascular disease in both sexes. Risk of total cardiovascular events increased with the degree of regional, central or abdominal obesity. Mortality… CONTINUE READING
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