Appropriate Waist Circumference Cut-off Points among Iranian Adults: The First Report of the Iranian National Committee of Obesity

Azizi, Fereidoun; Khalili, Davood; Aghajani, Hassan; Esteghamati, Alireza; Hosseinpanah, Farhad; Delavari, Alireza; Larijani, Bagher; Mirmiran, Parvin; Mehrabi, Yadollah; Kelishadi, Roya; Hadaegh, Farzad
May 2010
Archives of Iranian Medicine (AIM);May2010, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p243
Academic Journal
The article reports on the first study on indices of abdominal obesity by the collaboration of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and the Research Institute for Endocrine Science in Iran. The study accounted that the waist circumference (WC) cut-off points for defining two major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors is between 86-92 centimeters (cm) men and 84-95 in women. It is noted on both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the anthropometric cut-offs as well as the waist circumference for European populations are not suited for the Iranian adults.


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