Waist-to-height ratio may best BMI in predicting life span

Data presented at the European Congress on Obesity showed a person's waist-to-height ratio is more closely associated with mortality risk than BMI, suggesting that it may be a better tool for predicting life expectancy and health risks in patients. Researchers found life expectancy in people with the highest waist-to-height ratios was 17 years below average. "If you are measuring waist-to-height ratio you are getting a much earlier [prediction] that something is going wrong, and then you can do something about it," said researcher Margaret Ashwell, who noted the approach also works for children.

View Full Article in:

Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Manager, Business Conduct
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Sr. Compliance Director Ethics and Compliance
Medtronic
Fridley, MN
Product Patent Attorney
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Employment Counsel
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Junior to Mid-Level FDA Associate
Morgan Lewis
Washington, DC