Waist-to-height ratio more accurate than BMI in identifying obesity, new study shows

Calculating a person’s waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, a new study shows.

According to the lead researcher on the study:

Dr Swainson said: “Our WHtR cut-points align broadly to current guidelines that adults and children should keep their waist circumference to less than half their height.

Read more on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606090942.htm

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