(Jul 8, 2009)

In an earlier blog I discussed the role of Body-Mass Index (BMI) in measuring obesity.  An alternative measure to the BMI is to measure your waistline, since this is more directly indicative of health-threatening abdominal fat than the BMI is.  The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has a free information pack on such matters as they relate to heart disease.  The pack includes a tape which is colour-coded so you can immediately read off both your waistline and risk category.

One unexpected feature of the tape measure is that one side is labelled "European" and the other is labelled "Asian", with the colour-coded risk categories being different on each side.  This seems odd, since surely anů

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