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The Conicity ("C") Index

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Description:

The Conicity (or "C") Index indicates how much a person resembles a "double cone", i.e., two cones placed base to base. It allows direct comparison of abdominal adiposity between individual patients. The authors are from Pennsylvania State University and Wageningen University in The Netherlands.

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