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The distance between the lower edge of the xiphisternum and the center of the umbilicus as an indicator of abdominal obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

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OBJECTIVE: Abdominal obesity is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). AIM: To compare the distance between the lower edge of xiphisternum and the center of the umbilicus (XUD) with other anthropometric measurements in predicting risk factors for CVD. METHODS: A random sample of 4,485 (males 1,772, females 2,713) nationally representative noninstitutionalized adults aged >or=18 years were included in the analysis. XUD, BMI, waist circumference (WC), waist-...

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Publisher copy:
10.1159/000315127
Journal:
Obesity facts More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
201-204
Publication date:
2010-06-01
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EISSN:
1662-4033
ISSN:
1662-4025
Language:
English
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pubs:72870
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uuid:67551952-6b9c-4db2-9040-a8acf8e71e99
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pubs:72870
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72870
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2012-12-19

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