September 18, 2014

Heart Disease Rates to Follow?

1 Average US Waistline Growing Alarmingly

Even as BMI measurements indicate that America's rising obesity rate may have leveled off, a new CDC study reports that our waist sizes are continuing to expand, with ominous national health implications. Measurements taken of almost 33,000 people age 20 and older revealed that between 1999 and 2012 the average US male's waist expanded by nearly one inch, from 38.9 inches to 39.7, while women's midsections grew by an inch and a half, from 36.3 inches to 37.8. Even more worrisome, 43 percent of men and a dismaying 64 percent of women are now in the "abdominal obesity" zone, meaning waistlines greater than 40.2 and 34.6 inches respectively, reflecting an amount of abdominal fat that studies have associated with heightened likelihoods of diabetes, heart disease and premature death.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Large Waistline a Killer Even If Weight Normal

Tags: Abdominal Obesity, US Obesity Rates, Unhealthy Waistlines, Dangers of Belly Fat, CDC Reports on Waistlines, Americans Still Getting Fatter

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