Waist-to-Height Ratio Is More Predictive of Years of Life Lost than Body Mass Index

  title={Waist-to-Height Ratio Is More Predictive of Years of Life Lost than Body Mass Index},
  author={Margaret Ashwell and Les Mayhew and Jon Richardson and Ben D. Rickayzen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to compare the effect of central obesity (measured by waist-to-height ratio, WHtR) and total obesity (measured by body mass index, BMI) on life expectancy expressed as years of life lost (YLL), using data on British adults. METHODS A Cox proportional hazards model was applied to data from the prospective Health and Lifestyle Survey (HALS) and the cross sectional Health Survey for England (HSE). The number of years of life lost (YLL) at three ages (30, 50, 70 years) was… CONTINUE READING
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