Home > Facts > Waist-to-Hip Ratio  

More About:

waisttohip and ratio

Dehydration
(99% Match)

...ration Dehydration Dehydratio
Oral Rehydration Therapy
(99% Match)

...ration Therapy Oral Rehydration The
Dehydration
(99% Match)

...ration Dehydration Definition Descri
Electrolytes
(33% Match)

...ration occurs when more water is lost from the b
Water
(23% Match)

...ration by GGS Information Services/Thomson Gale.
Food Poisoning
(20% Match)

...ration. A vegetarian diet, however, does not pro
Diuretics and Diets
(19% Match)

...ration of prescription diuretics—particul
Hispanic and Latino Diet
(16% Match)

...ration coming from Asia and Latin America. From
Religion and Dietary Practices
(16% Match)

...ration practices with rituals of the faith. The
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
(16% Match)

...ration by GGS Information Services/Thomson Gale.


Highlight any text in the article to look up more information!

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

Waist-to-hip ratio is defined as the measurement of waist circumference divided by hip circumference (for example, a waist measurement of 33 and a hip measurement of 44 give a ratio of .75). It is used as a risk-factor assessment tool for heart disease, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes. Excess body fat is considered a risk factor for the degenerative diseases, particularly abdominal fat, and the waist-to-hip ratio is used to determine the risk. A waist circumference of more than 40 inches in men and more than 35 inches in women, or a waist-to-hip ratio of more than 1.0 for men and more than 0.8 for women, indicate an increased risk for the above diseases.

Simin B. Vaghefi


ADVERTISEMENT


Popular Web Searches:


McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams