Smaller hip circumference is associated with dyslipidemia and the metabolic syndrome in obese women

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BACKGROUND: There is great need for simple anthropometric measures that predict risk. The authors explored the relationship between body composition measures and features of the metabolic syndrome (MtS) in women aged between 20 and 50 years with class I obesity. METHODS:This is a cross-sectional study of 49 obese (BMI 30-35) women recruited into a weight management randomized trial. An analysis was conducted of the baseline weight, anthropometric measures, skin-fold thickness, bioelectrical impedance, whole body dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), and their relationships with the features of the MtS. RESULTS: All women but one (n=48) had a population risk waist circumference of >88 cm. 16 of the 49 (33 ) fulfilled the criteria of the metabolic syndrome. Simple anthropometric measures provided the strongest correlations with the presence of the MtS. Cut-off values were selected using receiver operator characteristics. Waist circumference of >100 cm and hip circumference
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770 - 777
Number of pages8
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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