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FYI Friday - A New Measure of Health

Currently one of the most used measures of health is BMI. BMI is a measure of your weight relative to your height. Based on this calculation, it classifies you into categories – underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese. 536 more words


Larger waistline linked to shorter life, study finds

A wider waist is linked to higher risk of death irrespective of overall body fat, a new study has found.

Men with waists larger than 43 inches had 50% higher risk of death than those with waists 35 inches or less. 163 more words

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Large Waist Linked to Poor Health, Even Among Those in Healthy Body Mass Index Ranges

Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It’s detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative study led by a Mayo Clinic researcher found. 384 more words

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