Waist-to-hip ratio is a better screening measure for cardiovascular risk factors than other anthropometric indicators in Tehranian adult men

@article{Esmaillzadeh2004WaisttohipRI,
  title={Waist-to-hip ratio is a better screening measure for cardiovascular risk factors than other anthropometric indicators in Tehranian adult men},
  author={Ahmad Esmaillzadeh and Parvin Mirmiran and Fereidoun Azizi},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={1325-1332}
}
BACKGROUND: It is essential to identify the best anthropometric index in any population to predict chronic disease risk.OBJECTIVE: To compare the ability of waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) to predict cardiovascular risk factors in an urban adult population of Tehranian men.DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study.SUBJECTS: A representative sample of 4449 men aged 18–74 y, participants of the Tehran Lipid and… CONTINUE READING

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