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Heart disease risk predicted?

11th December 2007

A research team from Cambridge University has published a study which links body shape to heart disease.

The team studies 24,500 adults in the UK between the ages of 45-79. The subjects height and weight were logged, and in addition their waists and hips were measured. The data showed that the waist-to-hip ratio was the best indicator of heart disease.

"A big waist with comparably big hips does not appear to be as worrisome as a big waist with small hips," said Dr Dexter Canoy.

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