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  • coronary heart d
  • There are many factors that impact your health risk such as BMI score, waist size, smoking, the types of foods you eat regularly, exercise and medical conditions associated with obesity including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease. (midwestbariatrics.com)
  • risk factors
  • The waist circumference at age 10 years generated from this research to predict risk factors for heart disease at later life were 25.1 inches for white males, 24 inches for black males, 24.7 inches for white females and 24.2 inches for black females. (lsuagcenter.com)
  • diabetes
  • The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) states that women with waist-hip ratios of more than 0.8, and men with more than 1.0, are at increased health risk because of their fat distribution. (wikipedia.org)
  • proportion
  • The significant mediators explained a higher proportion of the association between parental education and waist circumference compared to the association between parental education and BMI. (beds.ac.uk)
  • patients
  • For adult patients with a BMI of 25 to 34.9 kg/m 2 , sex-specific waist circumference cutoffs should be used in conjunction with BMI to identify increased disease risk. (nih.gov)
  • marker
  • Abdominal fat is a marker of visceral fat (stored around important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines) and has greater blood flow and more receptors for cortisol than peripheral fat. (wikipedia.org)