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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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Jayawardana, R More by this author
Ranasinghe, P More by this author
Sheriff, MHR More by this author
Matthews, DR More by this author
Katulanda, P More by this author
Journal:
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume:
99
Issue:
3
Pages:
292-299
Publication date:
2013-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1872-8227
ISSN:
0168-8227
URN:
uuid:4a94a7e9-4810-409c-9983-7217a0949bf4
Source identifiers:
405831
Local pid:
pubs:405831

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