Waist-to-height Ratio is a Better Obesity Index than Body Mass Index and Waist-to-hip Ratio for Predicting Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipidemia

Body mass index (BMI, kglm.sq) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) are widely used as obesity indices for diabetes and cardiovascular risks. Lower adult height was related to diabetes and stroke. Waist-girth was proved important for visceral obesity. Incorporating waist-girth and height as waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), we reported earlier-“Waist-to-height ratio is an important predictor of hypertension and diabetes”. We readdressed this index in a larger sample with two-sample OGTT and lipid profiles.


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