Role of the waist/height ratio in the cardiometabolic risk assessment of children classified by body mass index.

@article{Khoury2013RoleOT,
  title={Role of the waist/height ratio in the cardiometabolic risk assessment of children classified by body mass index.},
  author={Michael Khoury and Cedric Manlhiot and Brian W. McCrindle},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={742-51}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the utility of waist/height ratio (WHtR) in the specification of cardiometabolic risk in children already stratified by body mass index (BMI). BACKGROUND Reflective of its association with cardiometabolic risk, BMI is a commonly used indirect indicator of adiposity in children. The WHtR, a marker of central adiposity, has been advocated as a possibly superior indicator of cardiometabolic risk. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of 5 National… CONTINUE READING
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