Indian Journal of Medical Research

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 133  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 559-

Authors' response


KR Thankappan1, Ramachandran S Vasan2,  
1 Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 695 011, India
2 Boston University School of Medicine, Framingham, MA, USA

Correspondence Address:
K R Thankappan
Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 695 011
India




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Sir,

We thank Sivasankaran and colleagues [1] for their interest in our work. We did not measure either calf length or calf circumference in our survey [2] . Sivasankaran and colleagues raise the intriguing possibility that calf anthropometric measures may provide valuable insights into the pathogenesis of nutritional and chronic diseases. We agree that future studies should obtain such measurements to evaluate the important hypothesis raised by them.

References

1Sivasankaran S, Nair MKC, Babu G, Zufikar A m0 . Need for better anthropometric markers for prediction of cardiovascular risk in nutritionally stunted populations. Indian J Med Res 2011; 133 : 557-9.
2Tharkappan KR, Shah B, Mathur P, Sarma PS, Srinivas G, Mini GK, et al. Risk factor profile for chronic non-communicable diseases : Results of a community-based study in Kerala state. Indian J Med Res 2010; 131 : 53-63.