Furthermore, it must be borne in mind that anthropometric measures are generally affected by an individual’s body frame.
Even though circumferences can only provide rough estimates of one’s true body composition, WC is supposed to be the most effective single measure for visceral fat.
Almost two decades after the handover, Hong Kong still finds huge differences between Mainland China and herself in terms of culture and political systems, but also finds the economic benefits irresistible at the same time.
The EPIC-Potsdam cohort is part of the ongoing multicenter EPIC study and comprises 27 548 participants from the general population of Potsdam and surroundings, recruited between 19.
The present analysis was conducted in a randomly drawn sub-sample (n=2500) from the EPIC-Potsdam study population with blood samples (n=26 448).
Weight was obtained without shoes in light clothing to the nearest of 0.1 kg.
Height and circumferences were measured to the nearest of 0.1 cm.