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Sex differences in the association between measures of general and central adiposity and the risk of myocardial infarction: results from the UK Biobank

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Background: There are substantial differences in the distribution of adipose tissue between women and men. We assessed the sex-specific relationships, and their differences, between measures of general and central adiposity and the risk of incident MI.

Methods and results: Between 2006-10, the UK Biobank recruited over 500,000 participants aged 40-69 years across the UK. During 7 years of follow-up, 5,710 cases of MI (28% women) were recorded among 265,988 women an...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1161/JAHA.117.008507

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
George Institute for Global Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
George Institute for Global Health
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
George Institute for Global Health
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Heart Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the American Heart Association Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
5
Pages:
Article: e008507
Publication date:
2018-02-28
Acceptance date:
2018-01-31
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ISSN:
2047-9980
Pubs id:
pubs:822242
URN:
uri:26e95f83-20c5-47b5-bf88-514ece52b2f0
UUID:
uuid:26e95f83-20c5-47b5-bf88-514ece52b2f0
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pubs:822242
Paper number:
5

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