TITLE

Is waist-to-hip ratio a better marker of cardiovascular risk than body mass index?

AUTHOR(S)
Murray, Sally
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/31/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 3, p308
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research being done on obesity and the risk of myocardial infarction. It references a study by Hawken and colleagues published in the 2005 issue of "Lancet." Other research is supported by the results of this study that abdominal obesity is better risk indicator of cardiovascular disease than body mass index.
ACCESSION #
19482716

 

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