Body shape index as new predictor of mortality

Scientists have developed a new method to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity. A follow-up study, published Feb. 20 by the online journal PLOS ONE, supports their contention that the technique, known as ‘A Body Shape Index,’ is a more effective predictor of mortality than body mass index, the most common measure used to define obesity.
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