Asian Paradox? Just what are the driving factors?

Submitted by Elizabeth Mari… on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:36

Visceral fat. increased heart disease risk, waist circumference, epigenetics and more.

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Submitted by Sanele Nkomani on Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:02


Thank you for sharing this articles. I think a big driver that we can no longer ignore is the fact that our existing BMI cut offs are not appropiate for non-white populations. This means that we miss high risk groups with the current cut offs. There is a clear gap in the literature on cut offs for BMI and waist circumference that are ethnic specific.