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Heart Health

08 December 2009

BMI can predict heart disease

Measuring body mass index or waist size in overweight people can accurately predict the risk of heart disease, Dutch scientists said.

Measuring body mass index or waist size in overweight people can accurately predict the risk of heart disease, Dutch scientists said.

"What this study shows is the substantial effect which (being) overweight and obesity have on cardiovascular disease, whether fatal of non-fatal," said Ineke van Dis from the Netherlands Heart Foundation, who led the study.

 

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