The association of cardiovascular disease risk factors with abdominal obesity in Canada

Reeder, Bruce A.; Senthilselvan, Ambikaipakan; Després, Jean-Pierre; Angel, Aubie; Liu, Liyan; Wang, Hiyan; Rabkin, Simon W.
July 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;07/01/97 Supplement, Vol. 157, pS39
Academic Journal
The article highlights a study regarding the association of cardiovascular disease risk factors with abdominal obesity in Canada. The simple correlations between anthropometric variables and cardiovascular disease risk variables were highest for systolic blood pressure. Waist circumference is the measure of abdominal obesity most highly correlated with these cardiovascular disease risk factors.


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