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Waist to Hip Ratio - This simple measurement is and easy way to determine just how at risk you are to certain chronic diseases. There is a correlation between chronic diseases and fat stored in your midsection.
A ratio above .80 for women and above .95 for men may put you at risk for a number of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, lung or breathing problems, obesity and diabetes mellitus.
It is true, you can be skinny fat. Being thin does not make you healthy. Your body fat percentage is another determining factor in your overall health picture. A body fat assessment can be done with a simple skin fold caliper device. For women the acceptable range for body fat is between 25 and 31%, over 32% is obese, for men the acceptable range is between 18 and 25%, over 25% is obese.