The association between waist circumference (WC) and mortality is particularly strong and direct when adjusted for body mass index (BMI). One conceivable explanation for this association is that WC adjusted for BMI is a better predictor of the presumably most harmful intra-abdominal fat mass (IAFM) than WC alone. We studied the prediction of abdominal subcutaneous fat mass (ASFM) and IAFM by WC alone and by addition of BMI as an explanatory factor.
P L O S One, 2012, Vol 7, Issue 2
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Adult; Aged; Body Composition; Body Mass Index; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Female; Glucose Tolerance Test; Humans; Intra-Abdominal Fat; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Middle Aged; Obesity; Regression Analysis; Waist Circumference