Evaluating CMR

Clinical Tools

Waist-to-hip Ratio (WHR)

Key Points

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  • WHR is a significant predictor of morbidity and mortality risk.
  • WHR is a good measure of abdominal fat distribution, but is not a measure of absolute abdominal fat mass.
  • Changes in WHR with weight loss are weakly associated with changes in abdominal fat mass and health risk.