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Body mass index, waist circumference, and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: implications for routine clinical practice

Item Type:Article
Title:Body mass index, waist circumference, and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: implications for routine clinical practice
Creators Name:Feller, S. and Boeing, H. and Pischon, T.
Abstract:Current guidelines for assessing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) recommend using the patient's body-mass index (BMI) as a primary measure. Waist circumference measurement is recommended for overweight or obese patients only (BMI > or = 25).
Keywords:Body Mass Index, Comorbidity, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Incidence, Obesity, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Waist Circumference
Source:Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
ISSN:1866-0452
Publisher:Deutscher Aerzte-Verlag (Germany)
Volume:107
Number:26
Page Range:470-476
Date:July 2010
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2010.0470
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