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Cardiovascular disease is associated with excess weight, but in particular, abdominal obesity. Many doctors use basal metabolic index (BMI) as an indication of a personís risk of developing heart disease, but their waist to hip ratio is far more sensitive in predicting future heart attack risk. The larger a personís waist compared to their hips, the greater the risk.
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About: Waist to hip ratio important in assessing cardiovascular health
Date: 3 November 2005
Source: Hampton Roads.com
Author: Robert Barr
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