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Waist Size a Good Predictor of Heart Disease

Waist size is likely a better predictor of heart disease than body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new study. Reporting at the 2016 American College of Cardiology’s Scientific Session, researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City and John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore say that being apple-shaped, carrying weight in the abdominal area, “is a strong predictor of serious heart disease in patients who...

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