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Risk of Mortality Increases with Waist Size
Health Leaders Media

No matter what a patient’s body mass index (BMI) or weight, his or her risk of dying for any reason after the 50th birthday greatly increases if waist circumference is abnormally high, 88 cm (34.64 inches) in women or 102 cm (40.16 inches) inches in men. That holds especially true for women.

That’s the finding of research published this month by researchers for the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, who suggest that clinicians and policymakers might revisit their guidelines that define who is overweight in America.