Study: Waistline better predictor of diabetes in men than BMI

03/22/2005 | MSNBC

Body mass index may help indicate who is overweight, but the simple measurement of a man's waistline is a better indicator of diabetes risk, a new study says. Researchers reviewing data on more than 27,000 men tracked over 13 years found men with larger waist sizes were at least twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, and those with the largest waist size -- 40 inches and above -- were up to 12 times more likely to have the condition.

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