Wobbly Waistlines Increase Risk of Heart Disease

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Recent statistics in United Kingdom have pointed to alarmingly large waistlines, especially among those in the midlands, which increases the risk of heart disease.
 Wobbly Waistlines Increase Risk of Heart Disease
Wobbly Waistlines Increase Risk of Heart Disease

NHS has warned that wobbly waistlines predict bad health and scenario elevates risk of heart disease. Statistics also show that families in the Midlands happen to be the fattest in Britain. Sedentary lifestyles have added to expanding waists.

The largest average waist size in the UK is 36.2 inches, according to recent figures. In West Midlands, the average waistline is at 36.1 and this is equally alarming. Women from the East Midlands have perhaps the most prosperous looking waist at an average of 32.4 inches. Sedentary lifestyles are the root cause of expanding waistlines, experts said.

NHS guidance has warned that wobbly waists elevate risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. To prevent risk of heart disease, The British Heart Foundation has said that waist size for men should not be bigger than 37 inches and for women not more than 32 inches.

Source: Medindia

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