University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether noninvasive measurements such as waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) are effective for people who have a normal to overweight BMI in determining risk for type 2 diabetes. 29 million US adults have diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes. Numerous studies have indicated waist circumference as a strong predictor of type 2 diabetes in obese individuals. However there are few that research the effects of these anthropometric measurements with individuals who look lean but are potentially metabolically obese.
Type 2 diabetes; Noninvasive measurements; Predictor of type 2 diabetes
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Terencio, M. M.,
Utilization of Waist Circumference to Determine Type 2 Diabetes Risk Among Normal and Overweight Individuals.
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