Expanding Waistlines = Expanding Stroke Risk

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reveals that stroke risk among women 45-54 years old has tripled in the past two decades. Compelling findings suggest that growing waistlines are driving much of this increase. Abdominal obesity (or a waist that is more than 34.6 inches [88 cm] around) has increased by 12% during the same two decades. 

PositiveTip: Eating less, choosing more healthy foods, and having 30-60 minutes of physical activity a day can prevent typical mid-life weight gain.