Waist measurement, not BMI, is stronger predictor of death risk, study findsBMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2033 (Published 26 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2033
- Jacqui Wise
People with a normal body mass index (BMI) but a large waist circumference have worse long term survival than people who are overweight or obese but who do not carry their weight around the middle, a study has found. The finding, published in Annals of Internal Medicine,1 is consistent with previous research but is from a much larger sample of adults in the general population.
The study included 42 702 participants …