66 % of adults in the usa are overweight or obese.

A person’s waist size is a predictor of heart health Increasing the growing evidence that a person’s waist size is an important indicator of heart health, a study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess INFIRMARY has discovered that larger waist circumference is connected with increased risk of center failure in middle-aged and older populations of men and women. The findings, published on the web in the April 7 Rapid Access Statement of the journal Circulation: Heart Failure , showed that increased waist size was a predictor of heart failure even though measurements of body mass index fell within the standard range. Continue reading