Body mass index and body fat distribution and new-onset atrial fibrillation: Substudy of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition in Norfolk (EPIC-Norfolk) study.

Affiliation

Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Obesity is a recognized risk factor for new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF). The association between body fat distribution, which is measured by body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio (WHR), its changes, and new-onset AF is conflicting.

Keywords

Abdominal fat,Atrial arrhythmia,Body mass index,Visceral fat,Waist–hip ratio,