Waist measures are tied to lipid profile, hypertension in teens

04/3/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

High waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio were associated with worse lipid profiles and a higher risk of hypertension in overweight and obese teens compared with teens with normal BMI and WHtR, a study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine revealed. However, researchers said the correlations were limited and were not distinct from each other.

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