Letters

Include measurement of waist circumference in GP contract

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.455-b (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:455
  1. David Haslam (johnny@fuelrefuel.com), chair, National Obesity Forum
  1. Nottingham NG2 5PA

    EDITOR—Abdominal obesity, as measured by waist circumference, is a key predictive measurement of metabolic and cardiovascular risk, more accurate than the measurement of body mass index (BMI) alone.1

    Although there is some debate over the exact threshold, the principle is clear—a measurement of over 100 cm is regarded as substantially increasing risk in men. Waist circumference should be used as a standard …

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