Forget The Scale: Measure Your Waist To Predict Health Risk

Is your waist measurement more than half your height? Then you could be at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. That’s what British researchers found after following 30,000 middle-aged Europeans for up to 17 years: Waist size, not just weight or Body Mass Index (BMI), was a better predictor for high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular problems. “Keeping your waist circumference to less than half your height can help increase life expectancy for every person in the world,” said …