If you or someone you love requires emergency heart treatment, it will help to know when to get to the emergency room and what to expect. It's also important to know how to be prepared in the event of a heart attack.
The distribution of body fat in part
may determine the negative impact of obesity on your health. Specifically, the relationship between your waist measurement and your hip
measurement, called your waist-to-hip ratio, might play a role in your risk for health problems. If your waist-to-hip ratio is
high, it means you are carrying most of your body fat around your abdomen. Fat
deposits, especially around the abdomen area, may be an important
independent risk factor for diabetes and coronary artery
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May 10, 2010
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