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A cardiologist’s guide to waist management
  1. A Merchant,
  2. S Yusuf,
  3. A M Sharma
  1. Department of Medicine & Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Arya M Sharma
    Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 2X2; sharma{at}


Clinical management of obesity remains a challenge

  • BMI, body mass index
  • CVD, cardiovascular disease
  • METs, metabolic equivalent tasks
  • MI, myocardial infarction
  • WHR, waist-to-hip ratio
  • cardiovascular disease
  • obesity
  • waist-to-hip ratio

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