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Your Waist Size Predicts Heart Disease Death Better than Your Weight

Although obesity has long been known to be a risk factor for heart disease, several studies have found that a high body mass index is actually associated with a lower risk of dying from heart ailments. However, according to a new analysis, the apparent paradox may be explained by the simple fact that BMI is a very flawed measurement.

The study revealed that waist size provides a far more accurate way to predict a heart patient's chances of dying at an early age from a heart attack or other causes.


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