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Cut-off values of visceral fat area and waist circumference: diagnostic criteria for abdominal obesity in a Korean population

Endocrinology
Author
jeong Ah Kim et al.
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2006

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Korean Medical Science

The aim of this study was to determine the appropriate cut-off values for visceral fat area and waist circumference (WC) associated with an increase in risk for obesity-related disorder, and to validate diagnostic criteria for abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome in a Korean adult population. We included 413 subjects (174 men and 239 women) for this study. Subjects were selected among Korean adults who visited the obesity clinic at St. Mary's Hospital and Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital from January 1999 to August 2005. All …
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