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Title: Waist circumference: a better index of fat location than WHR for predicting lipid profile in overweight/obese Iranian women
Authors: Shahraki, T.
Shahraki, M.
Roudbari, M.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We carried out a clinical cross-sectional study on 728 overweight and obese women aged 20-60 years during July 2005-May 2006 in Sistan and Baluchestan, Islamic Republic of Iran. Body mass index [BMI] and waist circumference [WC] showed significant correlation with total cholesterol [TC], triglycerides [TG] and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. After adjustment for age and BMI, this was also true for WC with TC and TG. There was no such correlation between waist-to-hip ratio [WHR] and lipid profile. Hence, WC was a better anthropometric index of fat location than WHR to estimate lipid profile in overweight and obese adult women
Description: 899-905
Keywords: Waist-Hip Ratio
Cross-Sectional Studies
Overweight
Obesity
Body Mass Index
Lipids
Anthropometry
Cholesterol
Triglycerides
Cholesterol, LDL
Subject: Waist Circumference
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117712
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1504/15_4_2009_0899_0905.pdf
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