Waist circumference is a vital sign to assess obesity risk alongside BMI: statement

Doctors should be trained to routinely measuring waist circumference alongside BMI to properly assess and manage obesity-related health risk, according to a new consensus statement from  cardiovascular specialists. Despite decades of unequivocal evidence that waist circumference provides both independent and additive information to BMI for predicting morbidity and risk of death, it is still not ...

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