Four inches of fat on waistline increases risk of heart problems

Source: Daily Telegraph

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Date of publication: 7 April 2009

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  Reports on the results of two Swedish studies, involving over 80,000 participants, age 45 – 83 years,  over a 7 year period. Even with normal BMI, people with an increased waist measurement of four inches had a 15% increase in risk of suffering heart failure.

Length of publication:  1 page

Acknowledgement:  National Heart Forum weekly e-news briefing 8.4.09

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