Posted on Dec 09, 2009 | Comments 1
According to Dutch scientists, body mass index or waist size in obese people can accurately predict the heart disease risk. The ten year study found that half of the heart diseases are linked to being obese and having high body mass index or large waist size.
waist circumference and body mass index are known risk factors for heart diseases, but the Dutch researchers found that BMI and waist size can actually help predict the risk of developing heart disease.
Ineke van Dis, who led the study, said that the impact of obesity on the burden of cardiovascular disease will be even greater in the near future.
Posted in: Heart Diseases