Monday, August 27, 2012

Normal-Weight Pot-Bellied People Have Higher Risk Of Death Than Obese

From Bloomberg, "Fat -Bellied People At Higher Death Risk Than Obese" by Allison Connolly:
Normal-weight people with fat bellies have a higher risk of death than the obese, according to data presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich today.

People with a normal body mass index, or BMI, and “central obesity” as defined by a high waist-to-hip ratio had the greatest risk of cardiovascular-related death and the highest death risk overall, researchers said today in a statement. The risk of cardiovascular death was 2.75 times higher and the risk of death from all causes was 2.08 times higher compared with subjects with normal BMI and a normal waist-to-hip ratio.

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