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Murat Dursun, Huseyin Besiroglu, Alper Otunctemur, Emin Ozbek
Over the past decade, it has been suggested that erectile dysfunction (ED) is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease. In a recent study, a new index, termed as cardiometabolic index (CMI), was defined and measured as the product of triglyceride (TG)/high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio and waist-to-height ratio, which are good predictors of coronary artery disease and main components of metabolic syndrome (MetS). All components of the CMI are also included in MetS criteria. Thus, we decided to evaluate the correlation between CMI, including the criteria of MetS, and ED...
December 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913836/association-between-waist-to-height-ratio-and-postpartum-urinary-incontinence
#2
Yan Li, Zhenyu Zhang
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Obesity is an established and variable risk factor for postpartum urinary incontinence. However, the available anthropometric measurements are not comprehensive. We hypothesized that waist-to-height ratio (WHTR), which is a good indicator of abdominal adiposity, would be associated with postpartum urinary incontinence. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, we recruited 1,137 women who were invited to visit our hospital outpatient service for a pelvic floor examination...
December 2, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909038/decision-tree-based-modelling-for-identification-of-potential-interactions-between-type-2-diabetes-risk-factors-a-decade-follow-up-in-a-middle-east-prospective-cohort-study
#3
Azra Ramezankhani, Esmaeil Hadavandi, Omid Pournik, Jamal Shahrabi, Fereidoun Azizi, Farzad Hadaegh
OBJECTIVE: The current study was undertaken for use of the decision tree (DT) method for development of different prediction models for incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and for exploring interactions between predictor variables in those models. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS). METHODS: A total of 6647 participants (43.4% men) aged >20 years, without T2D at baselines ((1999-2001) and (2002-2005)), were followed until 2012...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905876/age-and-sex-specific-associations-of-anthropometric-measures-of-adiposity-with-blood-pressure-and-hypertension-in-india-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Kevin Y Taing, Michael E Farkouh, Rahim Moineddin, Jack V Tu, Prabhat Jha
BACKGROUND: A determinant of blood pressure is adiposity; however, there are uncertainties surrounding whether general or central adiposity is the more important determinant of blood pressure. Further, inconsistent results exist for the relationships of anthropometric measures with blood pressure and hypertension, and whether these relationships differ substantially by age and sex is unclear. We aimed to elucidate the associations of anthropometric measures of general and central adiposity with blood pressure and hypertension, and determine the effect of age and sex on these relationships...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901183/utility-of-body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-waist-to-height-ratio-as-screening-tools-for-hyperglycemia-in-young-people
#5
Teresa Maria Bianchini de Quadros, Alex Pinheiro Gordia, Jorge Mota, Luciana Rodrigues Silva
Objectives: To evaluate the ability of BMI, WC and WHtR to discriminate hyperglycemia in young people, and to determine whether there is an increase in the accuracy with the addition of WC and/or WHtR to BMI. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1,139 schoolchildren aged 6 to 17 years from Northeastern Brazil. Body weight, height, WC and fasting glucose levels were measured, and the BMI and WHtR were calculated. The presence of hyperglycemia was defined as a fasting glucose level ≥ 100 mg/dL...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898068/preliminary-indications-of-the-effect-of-a-brief-yoga-intervention-on-markers-of-inflammation-and-dna-methylation-in-chronically-stressed-women
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K N Harkess, J Ryan, P H Delfabbro, S Cohen-Woods
Yoga is associated with reduced stress and increased well-being, although the molecular basis for these benefits is not clear. Mounting evidence implicates the immune response, with current studies focused on protein immune markers (such as cytokines) in clinical populations. To explore the molecular impact, this pilot study uses a subsample (n=28) from a randomised waitlist control trial investigating the impact of an 8-week yoga intervention in a community population of women reporting psychological distress (N=116)...
November 29, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895689/waist-to-height-ratio-as-a-screening-tool-for-obesity-and-cardiometabolic-risk
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REVIEW
Eun-Gyong Yoo
The waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), calculated by dividing the waist circumference (WC) by height, has recently gained attention as an anthropometric index for central adiposity. It is an easy-to-use and less age-dependent index to identify individuals with increased cardiometabolic risk. A WHtR cutoff of 0.5 can be used in different sex and ethnic groups and is generally accepted as a universal cutoff for central obesity in children (aged ≥6 years) and adults. However, the WHtR has not been validated in preschool children, and the routine use of WHtR in children under age 6 is not recommended...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890980/bmi-is-a-better-indicator-of-cardiac-risk-factors-as-against-elevated-blood-pressure-in-apparently-healthy-female-adolescents-and-young-adult-students-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-tripura
#8
Surajit Debnath
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric measures are used as indicators of elevated blood pressure, but reported to have variable sensitivity among populations. This study was undertaken to identify the better indicator of Cardiac-risk factors by statistical comparison of BMI, Waist circumference, and Waist to Height (WtHr) ratio in apparently healthy adolescents and young adult female students of Tripura. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a resource limited setup on 210 apparently healthy female adolescents and young adult students in Tripura...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889358/the-hypertriglyceridemic-waist-and-waist-to-height-ratio-phenotypes-and-chronic-kidney-disease-cross-sectional-and-prospective-investigations
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Azra Ramezankhani, Fereidoun Azizi, Arash Ghanbarian, Donna Parizadeh, Farzad Hadaegh
AIMS: We investigated the association between two hypertriglyceridemic waist (HW) and waist-to height ratio (HWHtR) phenotypes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) using cross sectional and prospective analysis. METHODS: Data of 12,012 individuals (44% men) of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS) at two phases [(1999-2001) and (2002-2005)], were used for cross-sectional analysis. This population was followed until 2014 with median follow-up 12.4 years (95% confidence interval (CI): 11...
November 23, 2016: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885339/establishing-waist-to-height-ratio-standards-from-criterion-referenced-bmi-using-roc-curves-in-low-income-children
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Ryan D Burns, Timothy A Brusseau, Yi Fang, You Fu, James C Hannon
The purpose of this study was to establish health-related waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) cut-points associating with FITNESSGRAM's body mass index (BMI) criterion-referenced standards in low-income children. A secondary aim was to examine the classification agreement between the derived WHtR cut-points and various cardiometabolic blood markers using current recommendations. Participants were 219 children from low-income schools (mean age = 10.5 ± 0.6 years). Waist circumference, height, weight, and cardiometabolic blood markers were collected in a fasting state before school hours...
2016: Journal of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884381/elevated-adiponectin-but-varied-response-in-circulating-leptin-levels-to-falciparum-malaria-in-type-2-diabetics-and-non-diabetic-controls
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COMMENT
Samuel Acquah, Benjamin Ackon Eghan, Johnson Nyarko Boampong
BACKGROUND: To investigate effects of falciparum malaria on circulating levels of leptin and adiponectin in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and non-diabetic controls in relation to measures of adiposity. METHODS: Levels of leptin and adiponectin were measured in 100 type 2 diabetics and 100 age-matched controls before and during falciparum malaria in a 2-year prospective study. Also, waist circumference (WC), weight, height and hip circumference were measured. Body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) were computed...
October 2016: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882291/comparison-of-body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-waist-to-height-ratio-in-the-prediction-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-mellitus-filipino-american-women-cardiovascular-study
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Cynthia A Battie, Nancy Borja-Hart, Irma B Ancheta, Rene Flores, Goutham Rao, Latha Palaniappan
The relative ability of three obesity indices to predict hypertension (HTN) and diabetes (DM) and the validity of using Asian-specific thresholds of these indices were examined in Filipino-American women (FAW). Filipino-American women (n = 382), 40-65 years of age were screened for hypertension (HTN) and diabetes (DM) in four major US cities. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist circumference to height ratio (WHtR) were measured. ROC analyses determined that the three obesity measurements were similar in predicting HTN and DM (AUC: 0...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876822/a-principal-component-meta-analysis-on-multiple-anthropometric-traits-identifies-novel-loci-for-body-shape
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Janina S Ried, Janina Jeff M, Audrey Y Chu, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Jenny van Dongen, Jennifer E Huffman, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Gemma Cadby, Niina Eklund, Joel Eriksson, Tõnu Esko, Mary F Feitosa, Anuj Goel, Mathias Gorski, Caroline Hayward, Nancy L Heard-Costa, Anne U Jackson, Eero Jokinen, Stavroula Kanoni, Kati Kristiansson, Zoltán Kutalik, Jari Lahti, Jian'an Luan, Reedik Mägi, Anubha Mahajan, Massimo Mangino, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Keri L Monda, Ilja M Nolte, Louis Pérusse, Inga Prokopenko, Lu Qi, Lynda M Rose, Erika Salvi, Megan T Smith, Harold Snieder, Alena Stančáková, Yun Ju Sung, Ioanna Tachmazidou, Alexander Teumer, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Pim van der Harst, Ryan W Walker, Sophie R Wang, Sarah H Wild, Sara M Willems, Andrew Wong, Weihua Zhang, Eva Albrecht, Alexessander Couto Alves, Stephan J L Bakker, Cristina Barlassina, Traci M Bartz, John Beilby, Claire Bellis, Richard N Bergman, Sven Bergmann, John Blangero, Matthias Blüher, Eric Boerwinkle, Lori L Bonnycastle, Stefan R Bornstein, Marcel Bruinenberg, Harry Campbell, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Charleston W K Chiang, Peter S Chines, Francis S Collins, Fracensco Cucca, L Adrienne Cupples, Francesca D'Avila, Eco J C de Geus, George Dedoussis, Maria Dimitriou, Angela Döring, Johan G Eriksson, Aliki-Eleni Farmaki, Martin Farrall, Teresa Ferreira, Krista Fischer, Nita G Forouhi, Nele Friedrich, Anette Prior Gjesing, Nicola Glorioso, Mariaelisa Graff, Harald Grallert, Niels Grarup, Jürgen Gräßler, Jagvir Grewal, Anders Hamsten, Marie Neergaard Harder, Catharina A Hartman, Maija Hassinen, Nicholas Hastie, Andrew Tym Hattersley, Aki S Havulinna, Markku Heliövaara, Hans Hillege, Albert Hofman, Oddgeir Holmen, Georg Homuth, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Jennie Hui, Lise Lotte Husemoen, Pirro G Hysi, Aaron Isaacs, Till Ittermann, Shapour Jalilzadeh, Alan L James, Torben Jørgensen, Pekka Jousilahti, Antti Jula, Johanne Marie Justesen, Anne E Justice, Mika Kähönen, Maria Karaleftheri, Kay Tee Khaw, Sirkka M Keinanen-Kiukaanniemi, Leena Kinnunen, Paul B Knekt, Heikki A Koistinen, Ivana Kolcic, Ishminder K Kooner, Seppo Koskinen, Peter Kovacs, Theodosios Kyriakou, Tomi Laitinen, Claudia Langenberg, Alexandra M Lewin, Peter Lichtner, Cecilia M Lindgren, Jaana Lindström, Allan Linneberg, Roberto Lorbeer, Mattias Lorentzon, Robert Luben, Valeriya Lyssenko, Satu Männistö, Paolo Manunta, Irene Mateo Leach, Wendy L McArdle, Barbara Mcknight, Karen L Mohlke, Evelin Mihailov, Lili Milani, Rebecca Mills, May E Montasser, Andrew P Morris, Gabriele Müller, Arthur W Musk, Narisu Narisu, Ken K Ong, Ben A Oostra, Clive Osmond, Aarno Palotie, James S Pankow, Lavinia Paternoster, Brenda W Penninx, Irene Pichler, Maria G Pilia, Ozren Polašek, Peter P Pramstaller, Olli T Raitakari, Tuomo Rankinen, D C Rao, Nigel W Rayner, Rasmus Ribel-Madsen, Treva K Rice, Marcus Richards, Paul M Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Kathy A Ryan, Serena Sanna, Mark A Sarzynski, Salome Scholtens, Robert A Scott, Sylvain Sebert, Lorraine Southam, Thomas Hempel Sparsø, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Kathleen Stirrups, Ronald P Stolk, Konstantin Strauch, Heather M Stringham, Morris A Swertz, Amy J Swift, Anke Tönjes, Emmanouil Tsafantakis, Peter J van der Most, Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Liesbeth Vandenput, Erkki Vartiainen, Cristina Venturini, Niek Verweij, Jorma S Viikari, Veronique Vitart, Marie-Claude Vohl, Judith M Vonk, Gérard Waeber, Elisabeth Widén, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Thomas W Winkler, Alan F Wright, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Jing Hua Zhao, M Carola Zillikens, Dorret I Boomsma, Claude Bouchard, John C Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Daniele Cusi, Ron T Gansevoort, Christian Gieger, Torben Hansen, Andrew A Hicks, Frank Hu, Kristian Hveem, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Eero Kajantie, Jaspal S Kooner, Diana Kuh, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Timo A Lakka, Terho Lehtimäki, Andres Metspalu, Inger Njølstad, Claes Ohlsson, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Lyle J Palmer, Oluf Pedersen, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Bruce M Psaty, Hannu Puolijoki, Rainer Rauramaa, Igor Rudan, Veikko Salomaa, Peter E H Schwarz, Alan R Shudiner, Jan H Smit, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Timothy D Spector, Kari Stefansson, Michael Stumvoll, Angelo Tremblay, Jaakko Tuomilehto, André G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, Uwe Völker, Peter Vollenweider, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, James F Wilson, Eleftheria Zeggini, Goncalo R Abecasis, Michael Boehnke, Ingrid B Borecki, Panos Deloukas, Cornelia M van Duijn, Caroline Fox, Leif C Groop, Iris M Heid, David J Hunter, Robert C Kaplan, Mark I McCarthy, Kari E North, Jeffrey R O'Connell, David Schlessinger, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, David P Strachan, Timothy Frayling, Joel N Hirschhorn, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ruth J F Loos
Large consortia have revealed hundreds of genetic loci associated with anthropometric traits, one trait at a time. We examined whether genetic variants affect body shape as a composite phenotype that is represented by a combination of anthropometric traits. We developed an approach that calculates averaged PCs (AvPCs) representing body shape derived from six anthropometric traits (body mass index, height, weight, waist and hip circumference, waist-to-hip ratio). The first four AvPCs explain >99% of the variability, are heritable, and associate with cardiometabolic outcomes...
November 23, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872396/comparison-of-estimates-of-body-fat-content-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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N A Sinicato, F A Peres, K de Oliveira Peliçari, A de Oliveira Santos, C D Ramos, R Marini, S Appenzeller
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare estimates of body fat content with respect to their ability to predict the percentage of body fat, confirmed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: We included 64 consecutive childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus patients and 64 healthy age and sex-matched controls in a cross-sectional study. Anthropometric data, body mass index and body adiposity index were calculated for all subjects...
November 21, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868432/a-criterion-referenced-assessment-is-needed-for-measuring-child-obesity
#15
Elise C Brown, J Lon Kilgore, Duncan S Buchan, Julien S Baker
Body Mass Index (BMI), as an adiposity indicator, assumes that for any given height a change in weight is attributed to a change in fat. This seems problematic in growing youth as great divergence is evident in bone, muscle, and adipose tissue development. Secondly, use of reference populations in categorizing children based on BMI, frequently use arbitrary percentile cut-offs for obesity and do not meet all of the assumptions that cut-offs imply. Lastly, BMI does not control for maturation status. Criterion-referenced assessments of child obesity that account for abdominal adiposity and permit international comparisons, such as waist-to-height ratio (WtHR), must be considered...
November 19, 2016: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867888/neck-height-ratio-is-an-important-predictor-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-asian-indians
#16
Chitra Selvan, Deep Dutta, Anubhav Thukral, Titli Nargis, Manoj Kumar, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Subhankar Chowdhury
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The predictive potential of neck circumference (NC) based indices (a measure of upper body fat distribution) for predicting metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components among Indians is not known. This study aimed to evaluate the role of NC and neck height ratio (NHtR) as independent predictors of MetS and its components as compared to traditional anthropometric indices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 451 individuals from 867 screened individuals, 30-80 years age, without any co-morbid state who gave informed written consent underwent clinical, anthropometric, and biochemical assessment...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861378/changes-in-weight-and-weight-distribution-across-the-lifespan-among-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-men-and-women
#17
Kristine M Erlandson, Long Zhang, Jordan E Lake, Jennifer Schrack, Keri Althoff, Anjali Sharma, Phyllis C Tien, Joseph B Margolick, Lisa P Jacobson, Todd T Brown
Examine body composition changes across the lifespan of HIV-infected compared to uninfected adults. Longitudinal study of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-treated HIV-infected and uninfected participants from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study and Women's Interagency HIV Study. Body mass index (BMI), waist (WC), hip circumference (HC), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) measured at semiannual visits from 1999 to 2014. The age effect on outcomes over time was investigated using multivariate, piecewise, linear mixed-effect regression models adjusted for demographics, substance use, and comorbidities...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857841/relationship-between-sleep-characteristics-and-measures-of-body-size-and-composition-in-a-nationally-representative-sample
#18
Qian Xiao, Fangyi Gu, Neil Caporaso, Charles E Matthews
BACKGROUND: Short sleep has been linked to obesity. However, sleep is a multidimensional behavior that cannot be characterized solely by sleep duration. There is limited study that comprehensively examined different sleep characteristics in relation to obesity. METHODS: We examined various aspects of sleep in relation to adiposity in 2005-2006 NHANES participants who were 18 or older and free of cardiovascular disease, cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and depression (N = 3995)...
2016: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855292/the-current-prevalence-and-regional-disparities-in-general-and-central-obesity-among-children-and-adolescents-in-shandong-china
#19
Ying-Xiu Zhang, Zhao-Xia Wang, Jin-Shan Zhao, Zun-Hua Chu
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity has increased dramatically during the past decades, both in developing and developed countries. The present study examined the prevalence and regional disparities in general and central obesity among children and adolescents in Shandong, China. METHODS: A total of 30,459 students (15,249 boys and 15,210 girls) aged 7-18years participated in the study. Height, weight and waist circumference (WC) of all subjects were measured, body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) were calculated...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854513/child-care-exposure-influences-childhood-adiposity-at-2-years-analysis-from-the-rolo-study
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Helena Scully, Goiuri Alberdi, Ricardo Segurado, Aoife McNamara, Karen Lindsay, Mary Horan, Eilis Hennessy, Eileen Gibney, Fionnuala McAuliffe
BACKGROUND: The first 2 years of life are instrumental for childhood physical development. Factors contributing to childhood obesity are difficult to determine; child care exposure is one to consider, by influencing food preference and physical activity development. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of child care exposure with adiposity at 2 years. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the secondary analysis of the prospective ROLO study (randomized control trial of low glycemic index diet) in Dublin, Ireland...
November 17, 2016: Childhood Obesity
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