SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

October 26, 2012

Heart disease – best indicator

From Dr Mercola,   what they are now telling us is the best indicator of Heart Disease.  It makes sense to me.

Story at-a-glance

  • A study on belly fat confirms that visceral fat – the type that gathers around your internal organs – is far more dangerous than having a total BMI in the obese range
  • Cardiovascular deaths in the study were 2.75 times higher for those of normal weight who had big bellies compared to those with both a normal BMI and a normal waist-to-hip ratio
  • Three different measurement techniques are reviewed – all of which are better indicators of disease risk and healthy body size than using BMI, which does not take muscle mass into consideration
  • In his new book, The Fat Switch, Dr. Richard Johnson overturns age old paradigms about diet and obesity by revealing how fructose turns your body into a fat-storage machine – not by way of excess calories but by turning on your “fat switch”

Belly Fat Health Dangers The Best Indicator of Heart Disease Risk (Not Your Weight)
Gone are the days when this was your best indicator of cardiovascular risk. Researchers at Mayo Clinic discovered that those who “shouldn’t” had 2.75 times the risk. Heart disease kills, so go inside to get the latest information about your risk today…

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