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The Many Paradoxes of Our Modern World: Is There Really an Obesity Paradox or Is It Only a Matter of Adiposity Assessment?Obesity Paradox or a Matter of Adiposity Assessment?

Paul Poirier, MD, PhD
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 10 November 2015.

From Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

Disclosures: The author has disclosed no conflicts of interest. Form can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-2435.

Requests for Single Reprints: Paul Poirier, MD, PhD, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et Pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, 2725 Chemin Ste-Foy, Québec G1V 4G5, Canada; e-mail, paul.poirier@criucpq.ulaval.ca.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(11):880-881. doi:10.7326/M15-2435
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In this issue, Sahakyan and colleagues examine data from a large cohort and compare the total and cardiovascular mortality risks for various combinations of BMI and WHR categories. The editorialist reviews their results and asserts that clinicians must look beyond BMI when assessing adiposity to better determine persons at greater risk for cardiovascular disease.



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