The risk of developing diabetes is inextricably linked with obesity, being overweight, and the size of an individual’s waistline. But how big is too big when it comes to waists? How important is waist circumference in deciding diabetes risk?
Doctors and other experts claim that a large waist is one of the principal indicators of diabetes, particularly amongst women . Having a waist with a large circumference is more indicative of diabetes that weight evenly distributed around the body for women, yet men who were overweight (regardless of waist size) faced a four times greater risk of developing diabetes.
A recent study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms the link. According to doctors, the danger of developing diabetes increases dramatically when men have a waistline over 40 inches, and women have a waistline over 35 inches.
Excess weight is now measured as Body Mass Index (BMI.) Readers should be aware of their weight, and also the distribution of their weight. Any waist circumference exceeding the danger zone should be treated seriously.

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