A Large Waistline May Indicate Diabetes in the Future
Scientists are saying that a large waistline may be an indication of pre-diabetes. Most doctors use the BMI (Body Mass Index) to determine if an individual is overweight or not. However, scientists believe the overall size of a person’s waistline is more accurate in determining whether diabetes is lurking just around the corner.
A Word from Dr. James P Smith on the Subject
“Americans carry more fat around their middle sections than the English, and that was the single factor that explained most of the higher rate of diabetes seen in the United States, especially among American women. Waist size is the missing new risk factor we should be studying.”
It appears that doctors and scientists are again taking a closer look at diabetes and obesity yet another link between the two has been found. The culprit seems to be “Visceral fat, also known as abdominal fat, organ fat or intra-abdominal fat exists inside the abdominal cavity, in between such organs as the stomach, liver, intestines and kidneys.” Not your “normal” fat from regular weight gain.
If you have the large waistline, it is time to lose that mid-section weight with exercise and healthy eating. If you are obese some doctors recommend weight loss surgery especially if you have a difficult time losing weight.