Waist-to-hip ratio is associated with pulmonary gas exchange in the morbidly obese.

@article{Zavorsky2007WaisttohipRI,
  title={Waist-to-hip ratio is associated with pulmonary gas exchange in the morbidly obese.},
  author={Gerald S Zavorsky and Juan M Murias and Do Jun Kim and Jennifer Gow and J L Sylvestre and Nicolas V. Christou},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={362-7}
}
BACKGROUND Morbidly obese individuals (ie, body mass index [BMI], > or = 40 kg/m2) may have a pulmonary gas exchange impairment due to the large fat mass surrounding their abdomen. PURPOSES To examine the effect of the waist-to-hip (W/H) ratio on pulmonary gas exchange in the morbidly obese. METHODS Twenty-five morbidly obese individuals (mean [+/- SD] age, 39 +/- 10 years; mean BMI, 49 +/- 7 kg/m2; mean body fat, 50 +/- 6%; mean waist circumference, 135 +/- 15 cm; mean W/H ratio, 0.97… CONTINUE READING

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