Treatment of obesity: to focus on high risk abdominally obese patients – (04-19-01)

Treatment of obesity: to focus on high risk abdominally obese patients

I’ve never really been a big fan of using body mass index (BMI) to assess one’s risk of obesity related diseases. This article addresses the much higher utility of using the waist to hip ratio to determine a high risk obese patient. The abdominal/visceral adipose tissue appears to be much more harmful than fat distributed elsewhere on the body; it is for this reason that the waist to hip ratio is a good option over

BMI. bmj.com Després et al. 322 (7288): 716

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