Value of the sagittal abdominal diameter in coronary heart disease risk assessment: cohort study in a large, multiethnic population.

@article{Iribarren2006ValueOT,
  title={Value of the sagittal abdominal diameter in coronary heart disease risk assessment: cohort study in a large, multiethnic population.},
  author={Carlos Iribarren and Jeanne A. Darbinian and Joan C Lo and Bruce H Fireman and Alan S. Go},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={164 12},
  pages={1150-9}
}
Whether visceral obesity predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) risk above and beyond overall fatness remains unsettled. Moreover, whether the association between visceral obesity and CHD risk differs by sex, age, race, and overall fatness is poorly understood. The authors conducted a cohort study among 101,765 adult members of Kaiser Permanente of Northern California who underwent multiphasic health checkups between 1965 and 1970. After a median of 12 years and adjustment for age, race, body… CONTINUE READING