Which Measure Best Predicts Cardiovascular Risk?

Are “apple-shaped” bodies, or “pear-shaped” bodies at greater risk for cardiovascular disease? Turns out that simply being overweight, whatever the shape, increases risks for heart disease. Researchers looked at data from a very large study of 221,934 people and found that body-mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio and waist circumference all equally predicted the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease when added to blood pressure, diabetes history and lipid measurements. 

PositiveTip: Losing extra weight, no matter how or where you carry it, is important for your health.