Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Obesity

Diabetes and Heart disease are largely preventable (within reason of course).  And a very good predictor of whether a person will develop these conditions is their weight and where that weight is distributed.

An overweight woman with a waist 35 inches or larger, or an overweight man with at least a 40-inch waist, is at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.

“That was an education,” said Linda M., who did not want her last name revealed because of her weight. “I did not realize that my waist determined my future risk.”

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