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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Jul 09 2019


What Your Body Shape — Not BMI — May Reveal About Your Health

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The body mass index (BMI) has been a steadfast measurement of health and wellness discussions for decades.But new research says BMI may not mean as much as doctors once thought, at least when it comes to understanding cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women.A new study in the European Heart Journal reports that body shape, and specifically where fat deposits occur on the body, may be a better indicator of potential cardiovascular problems than BMI.

 

 

 

In this study, which was led by Qibin Qi, PhD, an associate professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, investigators looked at the body mass and fat distribution of more than 2,600 postmenopausal women.Each participant was enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, a large-scale health study that recruited women between 1993 and 1998 and then followed them and their health until early 2017.

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