Waistline size better than BMI in predicting mortality risk

11/13/2008 | Google

A study shows that among individuals with the same relative body mass index calculation, each 5-centimeter increase in waist circumference boosted mortality risk by 17% in men and 13% in women. The study suggests even people who are not obese are at higher risk of death if they carry too much weight around their waist.

View Full Article in:

Google

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Sr. Medical Device Reimbursement Specialist - Regional
Alcon
Fort Worth , TX
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel - Healthcare Law Group
Genentech
94080, CA
Clinical Trials Agreements Specialist (209955)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc.
Rockville, MD
SAFETY, HEALTH, and ENVIRONMENTAL (SHE) REGIONAL SPECIALIST
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Newark, CA
MANAGER MEDICAL GAS COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Houston, TX