Site or Size of Waist Circumference, Which one is More important in Metabolic Syndrome?

Submitted by sys1 on Mon, 07/04/2016 - 12:32
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2016,6,2,69-72.
Published:June 2016
Type:Review Article

Site or Size of Waist Circumference, Which one is More important in Metabolic Syndrome?

Syed Mohd Razi, Gutch Manish1, Gupta Kumar Keshav2, Kumar Sukriti1, Abhinav Gupta1

1Dept of Endocrinology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, UP, INDIA.

2Department of Radiodiagnosis, SGPGI, Lucknow, INDIA.

Abstract:

Abdominal obesity is one of the pivotal factors in defining the metabolic syndrome. Abdominal obesity is assessed by the various clinical surrogates among which waist circumference is considered to be simple, inexpensive & sensitive tool. But various controversies surround the exact cut offs and the ideal sites of waist circumference measurement, so in this review we discussed these issues.

Waist circumference measurement sites for men and women

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