Anthropometric indices in patients with ischemic heart disease
Keywords:obesity, anthropometric indices, cardiovascular disease
Obesity is noted to be an independent cardiovascular disease (CV) risk factors, which is demonstrated by epidemiological studies. This is why, anthropometric measurements are frequently used to highlight general and visceral obesity. Various anthropometric indicators related to obesity are known, which aim to predict the metabolic risk factors involved in the development of CVD: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and waistto-height ratio (WHtR). Many studies have postulated that, depending on population, sex, age and ethnic group, the predictive power of different anthropometric indices may vary, and their systematic evaluation would be useful in risk stratification of patients with CV pathologies.
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