The Canadian guidelines for the clinical management of obesity
recommend measuring “body mass index and waist circumference in all adults and
adolescents to determine the degree and distribution of body
fat” (CMAJ April 10, 2007, Vol.176, Issue 8). The guidelines characterize waist
circumference as “a new vital sign”.
Waist circumference provides a measure of visceral (abdominal)
fat, which has been shown to increase a person’s risk of
heart disease and death independent of body weight or body mass index
(BMI). A 2006 study by researchers
at Queen's University showed that visceral (abdominal) fat is an independent
predictor of all-cause mortality (death) (Kuk et al., Obesity Research
Obesity Management Kit includes a MyoTapeTM for measuring waist
circumference and an instructional video developed by leading obesity researcher
Dr. Robert Ross, CORE Director.
Both self-measure and practitioner versions are available for purchase
for $15 CAD (plus shipping and tax).
To order your
Obesity Management Kit(s):
Email the CORE Manager at email@example.com
indicate the version of the kit (either self-measure or practitioner version)
and the number of kits requested.
Be sure to
include your billing and, if applicable, shipping address, as well as a contact
Manager will get back to you with an invoice as well as payment
receive your invoice, there are two ways to pay for your Obesity Management
You will be
asked to provide your credit card type (VISA or MasterCard), card number, card
expiry date and name on the card to the CORE Manager. This information can be provided by fax
(613-533-2580) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
By cheque or
or money order payable to “Queen’s University”.
Send a copy
of your invoice and cheque/money order to:
Street, 5th Floor
Ontario K7L 3N6
will be shipped immediately upon receiving payment. Product will be sent by
standard mail unless otherwise requested (and courier account no. provided).
A pdf version of this description can be downloaded here: