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Thoracic-to-hip circumference ratio as a novel marker of type 2 diabetes, independent of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio

Endocrinology
Author
Duaong Duc pham et al.
Used Parameters : BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2014

Country : Korea

Journal : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Aims We compared upper trunk anthropometric indices with overall and central obesity indicators to predict the presence of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and elderly Korean individuals. Methods This cross-sectional investigation included 4079 rural and urban participants aged 40–80 years. Neck, thoracic, waist (WC), and hip circumferences were measured by a reliable and standardized method. The neck-to-hip ratio, the thoracic-to-hip ratio (THR), and the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) were calculated. A 75-g oral glucose tolerance …
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