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Heart truth: don’t feed your waist

Heart truth: don’t feed your waist : “Their findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, may come as a shock to many who would not consider themselves fat. But they reinforce a growing belief among medical experts that waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a better measure of healthy shape than the widely used body mass index (BMI).”

The World Health organisation report suggests we shall have more ischemic heart disease in the years to come so it is worthwhile considering what we can do about it. Industrialization has increased heart problems…the sedentary job, the working indoors, the sitting. We are in the position to consider how we can cope with these things. As heart transplants and treatments are getting better we can have some hope we shall deal with it all, but we also need to consider what it is about our lifestyle which makes us so prone to heart problems and the expanding waistline is always coming up.



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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