Waist-to-hip ratio has stronger link with mortality than BMI, study shows

The findings provide further support to shift public health focus from measures of general adiposity to fat distribution, authors say.
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Waist-to-hip ratio has a strong, consistent association with all-cause mortality, regardless of BMI, according to a Canadian study.

Researchers examined which of BMI, fat mass index (FMI), and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) has the strongest and most consistent association with mortality in a cohort study using incident deaths from the UK Biobank (2006-22).