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Waist Watch Alert

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Scientists have found that one of the best ways of predicting which men will be stricken with type 2 diabetes is simply to measure the circumference of their waist.

Being obese puts people at major risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes. Simple ways that have been used to predict this risk include the measurement of body mass index (BMI) - a weight-to-height ratio, or a person's waist-to-hip ratio.


Using our health and fitness calculators will help you get the facts on your lifestyle.