The British Heart Foundation noted: “Waist circumference is a good measure of fat around your middle.
“This type of fat builds up around your organs, and is linked to high blood fat levels, high blood pressure and diabetes.”
For men, a waist measurement of 94cm (37in) or more is considered “high risk”; for women, it is 80cm (31.5in) or more.
To lose weight in a healthy manner (if needs be), lose no more than two pound per week.
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