hrp0084p3-865 | Fat | ESPE2015

Waist Circumference to Body Height is a Suitable Measure of Cardiovascular Risk in Overweight and Obese Children

Yakovenko Vira , Teufel Ulrike , Henn Laura , Bettendorf Markus , Hoffmann Georg F , Grulich-Henn Juergen

Background: Several methods have been used to evaluate the risk of cardiovascular diseases in obese children. Both BMI and waist-to-hip ratio were suggested as risk factors. However, they did not prove to estimate the risk for cardiovascular events in adulthood. Recent studies suggest that the ratio of waist circumference to body height (WHtR) is a more reliable predictor for cardiovascular risk in 6-10-year old children (Kuba et al. 2013).Objec...