Central adiposity not BMI predicts CAD in older women

Even with normal BMI, authors suggest measuring the waist in this cohort

Central obesity, not obesity based on BMI, predicts obstructive coronary-artery disease in postmenopausal women, research shows.

tape and scales

Past research has not found an association between coronary-artery disease (CAD) and overall obesity in postmenopausal women, the authors note, and body composition as measured by BMI may not be an adequate way to assess cardiovascular risk in this population.

To investigate the role of both overall obesity and central obesity, they looked at 659 women over 55 with chest pain who underwent angiography to

Latest

Trending