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Measuring waist circumference: do not “throw the baby out with the bath water”!
  1. J-P Després
  1. Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jean-Pierre Després, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (Hôpital Laval), Research Centre, Pavilion Marguerite-D'Youville, 4th floor, 2725 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, QC, Canada G1V 4G5; jean-pierre.despres{at}

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The authors' reply: Although the objective of my review paper2 was not to address the relevance of measuring waist circumference in children, I certainly agree with de Groot et al1 …

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