Researchers reported in a report posted in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Abdominal obesity predicts cardiovascular disease Abdominal obesity is normally a solid independent risk factor for heart disease, and using the waist-hip ratio instead of waist measurement alone is normally a better predictor of cardiovascular disease risk among men and women, researchers reported in a report posted in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the scholarly study, researchers also looked at if the association between extra fat distribution and cardiovascular disease risk was independent of body mass index , which assesses body weight relative to height, as well as other heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure and raised chlesterol.Phil en ligne ., M.D., Ph.D., lead writer of the research and a study fellow in epidemiology and public wellness at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.