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Which obesity indicators are better predictors of metabolic risk?: healthy twin study

Endocrinology
Author
Kayoung Lee
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2008

Country : Korea

Journal : Obesity

No consensus exists as to the most sensitive and specific obesity indicator associated with metabolic risk factors. We aimed to validate anthropometry as the predictor for obesity‐related metabolic risk factors through comparison with direct body composition measures in Korean adults. A total of 995 Korean women and 577 Korean men who participated in the Healthy Twin study were the subjects. Anthropometric measurements included BMI, waist circumference (WC), waist‐to‐hip ratio (WHR), and waist‐to‐height ratio (WHTR). Direct …
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