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Waist to height ratio: a better anthropometric marker of diabetes and cardio-metabolic risks in South Asian adults.

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AIMS: Obesity associated metabolic diseases have reached epidemic levels in many South Asian countries. Conventional anthropometric indices have poor sensitivity and specificity for detecting people with increased metabolic risks. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare WHtR (Waist to Height Ratio) as a marker of diabetes and cardio-metabolic risks with existing classical anthropometric indices such as; Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Circumference (WC) and Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR)...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
OCDEM
Role:
Author
Journal:
Diabetes research and clinical practice
Volume:
99
Issue:
3
Pages:
292-299
Publication date:
2013-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1872-8227
ISSN:
0168-8227
Source identifiers:
377365
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:377365
UUID:
uuid:37cda4e2-c7ef-43f0-8ab0-bbb52a4f978e
Local pid:
pubs:377365
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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