Waist-hip ratio better for measuring obesity among elderly

09/8/2009 | HealthDay News

Researchers found that the ratio of waist to hip size might be a better determinant of obesity among the elderly than body mass index. A 0.1 increase in the waist-hip ratio of women ages 70 to 80 was tied to a 28% chance of premature death, while the mortality rate among elderly men increases by 75% once waist size exceeds hip size.

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