Association of body mass index, sagittal abdominal diameter and waist-hip ratio with cardiometabolic risk factors and adipocytokines in arab children and adolescents Full Text
BMC Pediatrics, 08/08/2012
Al–Attas OS et al. – While Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) is significantly associated with components of MetS among children and adolescents, it is not superior to body mass index (BMI). The use of SAD therefore may not be practical for use in the pediatric clinical setting. Follow–up studies are needed to determine whether SAD has clinical significance in terms of harder outcomes such as predicting diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular diseases.