Overweight & Obesity

Unattainable standards of beauty for today's woman

While the average American woman's waist circumference and dress size has increased over the past 20 years, Victoria's Secret fashion models have become more slender, with a decrease in bust, waist, hips and dress size, though ...

Cardiology

A fat belly is bad for your heart

Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.

Health

Blood test reveals how old your body really is

Now a simple blood test can reveal your biological age—how old your body really is. This was found in a new study from Uppsala University, the results of which are now being published in the open-access journal Scientific ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Obesity, large waist size risk factors for COPD

Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)

Overweight & Obesity

Better obesity risk prediction with hip and waist measures

(HealthDay)—Inclusion of both waist and hip circumference as separate anthropometric measurements may improve risk prediction for obesity-related mortality and morbidity, according to research published online Oct. 17 in ...

Overweight & Obesity

Hip circumference inversely tied to diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—There is an inverse relationship between hip circumference and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 3 in Obesity Reviews.

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