The size of your waist (regardless of your height) provides a good indication of your risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
The World Health Organization defines the following cut points for waist circumference in Caucasians. These figures may vary slightly within different ethnic groups.
Men: more than 94 centimetres
Women: more than 80 centimetres
Greatly increased risk
Men: more than 102 centimetres
Women: more than 88 centimetres
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