Waist-to-height ratio is a highly sensitive index for the metabolic syndrome in a Mediterranean population.

@article{Mombelli2009WaisttoheightRI,
  title={Waist-to-height ratio is a highly sensitive index for the metabolic syndrome in a Mediterranean population.},
  author={Giuliana Mombelli and Anna Maria Zanaboni and Sabrina Gaito and Cesare R. Sirtori},
  journal={Metabolic syndrome and related disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={477-84}
}
BACKGROUND The waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is a potentially more reliable anthropometric index, particularly for populations of lower height. Performance of the WHtR versus body mass index (BMI) and enlarged waist circumference (WC) in the assessment of the metabolic syndrome was tested in nonobese males and females in a high-risk Italian population. METHODS WHtR, BMI, and WC were determined in 552 males and 552 females, together with the evaluation of associated metabolic syndrome variables… CONTINUE READING

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