Waist-to-hip ratio, body mass index, and subsequent kidney disease and death.

@article{Elsayed2008WaisttohipRB,
  title={Waist-to-hip ratio, body mass index, and subsequent kidney disease and death.},
  author={Essam Elsayed and Mark J Sarnak and Hocine Tighiouart and John L. Griffith and Tobias Kurth and Deeb N. Salem and Andrew S. Levey and Daniel E Weiner},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={29-38}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and obesity are important public health concerns. We examined the association between anthropomorphic measures and incident CKD and mortality. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Individual patient data pooled from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and the Cardiovascular Health Study. PREDICTORS Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI). OUTCOMES & MEASUREMENTS Incident CKD defined as serum creatinine level increase… CONTINUE READING

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