Waist-to-Hip Ratio and Heart Disease

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What is the waist-to-hip ratio?

Waist-to-Hip Ratio and Heart Disease

Having a high waist to hip ratio increases your risk for death overall, your risk of mortality due to cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus, and your risk of having high blood pressure.
To find out what your waist to hip ratio is, divide your hip measurement into your waist measurement. A male?s cutoff point is 0.95, and a female?s cutoff point is 0.8.

   

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