Comparison of various surrogate obesity indicators as predictors of cardiovascular mortality in four European populations


Song X., Jousilahti P., Stehouwer C. D. A. , Soderberg S., Onat A., Laatikainen T., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, vol.67, no.12, pp.1298-1302, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.203
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1298-1302

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Body mass index (BMI) is the most commonly used surrogate marker for evaluating the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in relation to general obesity, while abdominal obesity indicators have been proposed to be more informative in risk prediction.