Waist circumference as a predictor of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in obese girls

@article{Maffeis2003WaistCA,
  title={Waist circumference as a predictor of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in obese girls},
  author={Claudio Maffeis and Nicola Corciulo and Chiara Livieri and Ivana Rabbone and Giuliana Trifir{\`o} and Alberto Falorni and L Guerraggio and Peter J. Peverelli and G Cuccarolo and Gaetano Bergamaschi and Massimo Di Pietro and Alessandra Grezzani},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={57},
  pages={566-572}
}
Objectives: (a) to explore the relationship between waist circumference and certain cardiovascular risk factors in a group of girls; and (b) to assess the clinical relevance of waist circumference in identifying girls with higher cardiovascular risk across puberty.Subjects and methods: One-hundred and fifty-five overweight or obese girls aged 5–16 y were recruited. Overweight and obesity were defined on the basis of BMI, according to Cole.Results: Waist circumference was significantly… CONTINUE READING

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