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Ratio of Trunk to Leg Volume as a New Body Shape Metric for Diabetes and Mortality

  • Author(s): Kanaya, Alka
  • Wilson, JP
  • Kanaya, AM
  • Fan, B
  • Shepherd, JA
  • et al.

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Background:Body shape is a known risk factor for diabetes and mortality, but the methods estimating body shape, BMI and waist circumference are crude. We determined whether a novel body shape measure, trunk to leg volume ratio, was independently associated

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