Waist-to-hip ratio showed a linear association with mortality in middle-aged men and women, but body mass index did not

November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p79
Academic Journal
The article presents a study to show the linear link of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and not the body mass index (BMI), with mortality in middle-aged men and women. It mentions several risk factors including BMI. Results indicate the death of 1656 men and 1166 women during follow-up. It concludes that the highest levels of all measures of adiposity showed increased mortality for men. For women, measures of central adiposity were better predictors of mortality than measures of overall adiposity.


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