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Waist-To-Hip Ratio

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Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted as a valuable public health tool, perhaps more valuable than the body mass index (which compares weight to height).

A waist measurement of 40 inches or more is dangerous for men (37 inches or less is best). Women should aim for 31 - 35 inches.

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To determine your waist-to-hip ratio, divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement. Men are at risk if the result is 0.9 (90%) or over, and women are at risk if the result is 0.8 (80%) or over.

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  • My doctor in Denmark once told me, "You can thank your Creator that he gave you a fat a*s!" When I asked what she meant, she explained to me about body shapes and health risk. I still need to lose weight, but I now feel better about my bu't.

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