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Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

Posted On : Apr 09, 2014

Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight

By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a big belly means big trouble when it comes to your health, researchers warn.

They analyzed data from 11 studies that included more than 600,000 people worldwide and found that people with large waist circumferences were at increased risk of dying younger and dying from conditions such as heart disease, lung problems and cancer.

Men with waists of 43 inches or more had a 50 percent higher risk of death than those with waists less than 35 inches. This equated to a three-year lower life expectancy after age 40, according to the study.

Women with waists of 37 inches or more had an 80 percent higher risk of death than those with waists of 27 inches or less, which equated to a five-year lower life expectancy after age 40.

Read more at:http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20140314/wider-waistline-may-mean-shorter-lifespan-study


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