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Accuracy of sagittal abdominal diameter as predictor of abdominal fat among Brazilian adults: a comparation with waist circumference
(Aula Médica Ediciones, 2010-07-01)
Aim: We aim was to compare the sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) with waist circumference (WC) as a predictor of central obesity among adults and to identify the sensitivity and specificity of the best cut-off point for ...
Is waist circumference a better predictor of blood pressure, insulin resistance and blood lipids than body mass index in young Chilean adults?
Background: It has been reported that waist circumference (WC) is a better predictor of cardiovascular risk factors than body mass index (BMI), although the findings have not been consistent. The aim of this study was to ...
Waist circumference in predicting gestational diabetes mellitus
(Informa Healthcare, 2014-06-01)
Background: To evaluate waist circumference (WC) measured at 20-24 weeks of gestation as a predictor of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).Methods: This cross-sectional study included 240 women at 20-24 weeks of gestation. ...
High blood pressure and its relationship to adiposity in a school-aged population: Body mass index vs waist circumference
High blood pressure (HBP) is a major concern in pediatric populations. Adiposity is highly related to HBP in youths; however, whether body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference (WC) is more strongly associated with HBP ...
Energy and fat intake are not associated with abdominal adiposity
Background and objective: Central or abdominal obesity (AA) is a highly prevalent determinant of the metabolic syndrome and its control requires intervention strategies. This study investigated the risk factors associated ...
Nutritional status, especially body mass index, from birth to adulthood and lung function in young adulthood
Objective: The study assessed the impact of body mass index (BMI) at birth, infancy, and adulthood, and waist circumference on lung function. Methods: Using a longitudinal design 1221 Chilean young adults were studied. A ...