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Small reduction in waist benefits women
Wednesday, December 03, 2003 3:10 am Email this article
Women can reduce their risk of cardiovascular problems by trimming 2-4 inches off their waist a recent study suggests.
A majority of the women who achieved this reduced at least one risk factor by 10 percent or more.
These risk factors included:
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The study involved 110 caucasian women aged 18- to 68-years-old with a body mass index of at least 25.
Han TS, Richmond P, Avenell A, Lean MEJ. Waist circumference reduction and cardiovascular benefits during weight loss in women. International Journal of Obesity, Feb 1997, 21(2):127-34.
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