A recent study by US researchers revealed that belly size is a stronger predictor of a dangerous kind of heart disease than body mass index (BMI). The study, based on 200 people with diabetes who had not shown any symptoms of heart disease, found that those with larger waist circumferences were more likely than smaller-bellied people to have problems with the heart’s left ventricle, which pumps oxygenated blood to the brain and the rest of the body.
For woman, a waist circumference of 80 cm or more may indicate an unhealthy concentration of belly fat. In fact, carrying excess weight around your middle is more of a health risk than if the excess weight is on your hips or thighs. Use these super easy tips to keep your waist slim and trim.
Text: Good Health, Bauer Syndication. Additional Reporting: Zarelda Marie Goh