News tagged with waist circumference

BMI and waist circumference

Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are well known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but a new study reported in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation today now conclu ...

Dec 08, 2009
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Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy plan for life

The Mediterranean diet has proven beneficial effects not only regarding metabolic syndrome, but also on its individual components including waist circumference, HDL-cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels, blood pressure ...

Mar 07, 2011
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Larger waist associated with greater risk of death

Individuals with a large waist circumference appear to have a greater risk of dying from any cause over a nine-year period, according to a report in the August 9/23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/A ...

Aug 09, 2010
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Sedentary TV time may cut life short

Couch potatoes beware: every hour of television watched per day may increase the risk of dying earlier from cardiovascular disease, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Jan 11, 2010
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Metabolic syndrome may increase risk for liver cancer

Scientists have confirmed that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the two most common types of liver cancer, according to ...

Apr 03, 2011
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Traditional aerobic fitness the way to go

What to do: walk around the block or work up a sweat in an aerobic workout at the gym? If you're looking for the best health benefits from an exercise program, University of Alberta researchers have found a traditional aerobic ...

Sep 14, 2010
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