Waist circumference adjusted for body mass index and intra-abdominal fat mass

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  • Tina Landsvig Berentzen
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  • Lars Angquist
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  • Anna Kotronen
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  • Ronald Borra
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  • Hannele Yki-Järvinen
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  • Patricia Iozzo
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  • Riitta Parkkola
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  • Pirjo Nuutila
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  • Robert Ross
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  • David B Allison
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  • Steven B Heymsfield
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  • Kim Overvad
  • Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Denmark
  • Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, Denmark
The association between waist circumference (WC) and mortality is particularly strong and direct when adjusted for body mass index (BMI). One conceivable explanation for this association is that WC adjusted for BMI is a better predictor of the presumably most harmful intra-abdominal fat mass (IAFM) than WC alone. We studied the prediction of abdominal subcutaneous fat mass (ASFM) and IAFM by WC alone and by addition of BMI as an explanatory factor.
Original languageEnglish
JournalP L o S One
Volume7
Issue2
Pages (from-to)e32213
ISSN1932-6203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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