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Continued: Beyond body weight: 5 health numbers everyone should know

  • Article by: ALLIE SHAH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 3, 2013 - 2:49 PM

WAIST SIZE: less than 35 inches (women); less than 40 inches (men).

What it is: The circumference around your belly — the area above your hipbone and below your ribcage.

Why it’s important: People with large waistlines have too much abdominal fat, putting them at a high risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary vascular disease.

 

Allie Shah • 612-673-4488

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