A proposed cutoff point of waist-to-height ratio for metabolic risk in African township adolescents

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Kruger, H. Salomé; Faber, Mieke; Schutte, Aletta E.; Ellis, Suria M.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2012.08.009]
  • Subject: Waist circumference | stunting | South African | children | metabolic syndrome

Objective: A waist:height ratio (WHtR) higher than 0.5 has been proposed as a cutoff point for abdominal obesity in both sexes and at all ages. It is unknown if this cutoff point is appropriate for previously undernourished adolescents. We assessed the cutoff valu... View more
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