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Waist to Height Ratio

What is the waist-height ratio?

The ratio of waist to height is a measure of your likelihood of developing heart disease, obesity, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension. It is determined by dividing the waist size by height.

Both genders must keep their waist circumference to not more than half of their height.

Both are a good way to identify health concerns that could be present. The waist circumference has an immediate correlation with the possibility of developing heart diseases since it is a measure of the crucial levels of fat that accumulate inside the organs of the body and around the waist or visceral fat.

Visceral fats are directly connected to heart diseases and strokes. The greater the waist circumference the higher the chance of morbidity and mortality caused by heart disease as well as stroke, diabetes, and hypertension.

The waist-height ratio indicator is applicable to adults and children regardless of age, however, the criteria for waist circumference, size and waist-height ratio may differ across ethnic groups and races.

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