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Research Article

Waist-to-Height Ratio and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Elderly Individuals at High Cardiovascular Risk

  • Marta Guasch-Ferré,

    Affiliations: Human Nutrition Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV (Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, CIBERobn (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Mònica Bulló,

    Affiliations: Human Nutrition Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV (Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, CIBERobn (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Miguel Ángel Martínez-González,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

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  • Dolores Corella,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Valencia, València, Spain

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  • Ramon Estruch,

    Affiliations: CIBERobn (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • María-Isabel Covas,

    Affiliation: Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group, Institut Municipal d’ Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Fernando Arós,

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Txagorritxu, Vitoria, Spain

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  • Julia Wärnberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

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  • Miquel Fiol,

    Affiliation: Institute of Health Sciences, University of Balearic Islands and Hospital Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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  • José Lapetra,

    Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, Primary Care Division of Sevilla, San Pablo Health Center, Sevilla, Spain

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  • Miguel Ángel Muñoz,

    Affiliation: Primary Care Division, Catalan Institute of Health, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Lluís Serra-Majem,

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

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  • Xavier Pintó,

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, Lipids and Vascular Risk Unit, Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Nancy Babio,

    Affiliations: Human Nutrition Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV (Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, CIBERobn (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Andrés Díaz-López,

    Affiliations: Human Nutrition Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV (Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, CIBERobn (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Jordi Salas-Salvadó mail

    jordi.salas@urv.cat

    Affiliations: Human Nutrition Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV (Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, CIBERobn (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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  • Published: August 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043275

About the Authors

Marta Guasch-Ferré, Mònica Bulló, Nancy Babio, Andrés Díaz-López, Jordi Salas-Salvadó
Human Nutrition Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV (Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
Marta Guasch-Ferré, Mònica Bulló, Ramon Estruch, Nancy Babio, Andrés Díaz-López, Jordi Salas-Salvadó
CIBERobn (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición), Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Fernando Arós, Lluís Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Dolores Corella
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Valencia, València, Spain
Ramon Estruch
Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
María-Isabel Covas
Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group, Institut Municipal d’ Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain
Fernando Arós
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Txagorritxu, Vitoria, Spain
Julia Wärnberg
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Miquel Fiol
Institute of Health Sciences, University of Balearic Islands and Hospital Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
José Lapetra
Department of Family Medicine, Primary Care Division of Sevilla, San Pablo Health Center, Sevilla, Spain
Miguel Ángel Muñoz
Primary Care Division, Catalan Institute of Health, Barcelona, Spain
Lluís Serra-Majem
Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Xavier Pintó
Lipids and Vascular Risk Unit, Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: jordi.salas@urv.cat

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSS MGF MBB. Analyzed the data: MGF MB JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JSS MGF MB MMG DC RE MI FA JW MF JL MM LSM XP NB ADL. Wrote the paper: MGF JSS. Acquisition of data: JSS MGF MB MMG DC RE MI FA JW MF JL MM LSM XP NB ADL. Statistical analysis: MGF MB NB JSS. Obtained funding: JSS MMG DC RE MC FA JL. Critical revision of the manuscript: JSS MGF MB MMG DC RE MI FA JW MF JL MM LSM XP NB ADL.