Prevalence of Upper Body Obesity as Determined by Waist Hip Ratio (WHR) and Risk Factors Associated with IT


  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • University of Mysore, Department of Food Science & Nutrition, Mysore, Karnataka, India


Upper Body Obesity (UBO) as determined by Waist Hip Ratio (WHR) is essentially a disorder of energy metabolism characterized by an excess of body fat. It is often associated with a wide range of metabolic abnormalities and degenerative diseases. Further it creates psychological problems and reduces the quality of life. It is not conducive to good health in case of affluent population with sedentary lifestyles and abundant availability of food.

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Health Care and Hospital Management

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