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Size of waist linked to diabetes

The extent of abdominal wall fat is a key indicator for the development of type 2 diabetes and doctors are encouraging colleagues to include abdominal girth measurements in their examinations. Waist size is correlated to a person’s risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Abdominal fat is also easily lost with a low fat diet and exercise relative to fat on the thighs and buttocks, as it has a faster metabolism. Men are more likely to accumulate fat around their midline, ‘beer bellies’, and are therefore at higher risk.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Canada.com

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About: Size of waist linked to diabetes

Date: 22 October 2005

Source: Canada.com

Author: Susan Ruttan

URL: http://www.canada.com/fortstjohn/story.html?id=8a1030c6-950b-41dc-b946-f226729fee24

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