Latest Waist Stories
These days, obesity is being blamed for everything from diabetes to high blood pressure. But gum disease?
This is the question asked by a team of investigators from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico, reporting their findings today during the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research
There's more bad news for people who carry excess weight around their waists: Not only is abdominal obesity associated with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and a host of other health problems collectively known as "metabolic syndrome," a new study has found that a high waist circumference is strongly associated with decreased lung function â€” independent of smoking history, sex, body mass index (BMI) and other complicating factors.
U.S. researchers say a person who lives in a neighborhood with more fast food outlets and less opportunities to walk has a higher risk of weight gain.
Researchers in Germany have confirmed what many suspected -- most say an ideal woman's figure is slim and has a relatively small waist-to-hip ratio.
Overweight people who are between the ages of 20 and 55 may have a higher risk of experiencing migraine headaches.
Liposuction may provide a quick fix to reduce waist size but the loss of weight may not help the heart, U.S. researchers advise. Dr.
Although most women would choose a slender shape over an hourglass figure and believe men would do the same, new research suggests larger waists come with hidden health benefits.
A recent British study provides solid evidence that frequent TV viewing can lead to excess weight gain. It also shows your TV-viewing habits as a teenager can influence your body shape in mid-life.
Researchers say people in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt suffer more from obesity than those in any other part of Germany. They also have the greatest waist circumference.
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