waist:hip ratio

waist:hip ra·ti·o

(wāst'hip rā'shē-ō)
Waist circumference divided by hip circumference; indicator of abdominal (visceral) obesity, and predictor of health risk independent of total percentage of body fat. Ratio that exceeds 0.80 for women and 0.95 for men correlates with increased risk of death, even after controlling for body mass index.
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Relationship between Waist:Hip Ratio (WHR) distributions among Study Groups WHR Group I Group II No % No % <0.
Waist circumference, waist:hip ratio, and risk of breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study.
A cohort study design is a useful way to track changes in BMI, waist circumference (WC) and waist:hip ratio (WHR).
All risk factors identified in this study were significantly associated with ischemic stroke, whereas hypertension, smoking, waist:hip ratio, diet, and alcohol intake also were significantly associated with intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke, Dr.
Their average waist:hip ratio (a measure of adiposity) was 0.
Results: After adjustment for age, sex, social status, physical activity, systolic blood pressure, BMI, waist:hip ratio, food groups and total energy intake, dark chocolate consumption was inversely associated with CRP.
Important measurements of abdominal obesity include the waist:hip ratio and waist circumference, and some studies have indicated that these two measurements may be more important in predicting the risk of diabetic development than the BMI (10).
These temporal trends are at odds with claims that centerfolds' body shapes are still more 'hourglasses' than 'stick insects,' and that the maximally sexually attractive female waist:hip ratio is stable," the researchers concluded.
These temporal changes are at odds with claims that centrefolds' body shapes are still more hourglass than stick insects and that the maximally sexually attractive female waist:hip ratio is stable,'' said authors Martin Voracek and Maryanne Fisher.
There were no differences among the groups in body mass index, blood pressure, or waist:hip ratio at the end of 12 weeks.
Younger patients had worse glycemic control, but BMI, waist:hip ratio, frequency of exercise, frequency of checking glucose, and duration of diabetes were not significantly related to Hb[A.