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.

View Full Article in:

MSNBC

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Pentec Health
Boothwyn, PA
Sr Coordinator Clinical Research (US/TA/00/0073/SL) - 1400000AQX
Abbott
Santa Clara, CA
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA