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Your waist and weight – are they putting your health at risk?

Are you a healthy weight? You can get an indication by measuring your waistline or calculating your BMI - or preferably doing both. Find out more about these commonly used methods and explore what they mean for you and your health.

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How does your health score?

Discover your ‘real’ health age and unlock personalised plans and expert advice that is tailored to you by completing our free online health assessment - the Wellness Record.

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Large Waist Big Health Risk

Large European study confirms that a large waistline can almost double your risk of dying prematurely, even if your body mass index is ‘normal'.

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Waist-To-Hip Worries

How can we tell when a "plus-sized" body shape has gone beyond cuddly to be at significant risk of heart attack? Scientists say a simple measure offers an accurate risk assessment.

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Warning On Early Weight Problems

Should parents worry if their child is overweight? How serious an issue is excess weight in children and young people?

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Waist-To-Hip Ratio Helps Predict Heart Disease Risk

The waist-to-hip ratio may be a better predictor of cardiovascular disease risk than body mass index.

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Weight Loss Medications Worthwhile?

Could weight loss medications work for you? While they may be suitable in some cases, prescription weight loss medications are not magic when it comes to shedding the kilos.

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Stamp Out Stomach Pain

Increasing your activity levels can help decrease pain and discomfort experienced in the stomach and bowels, particularly if you're overweight.

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Waist Watch Alert

Scientists have found that one of the best ways of predicting which men will be stricken with type 2 diabetes is simply to measure the circumference of their waist.

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Body Of Evidence On Bingeing

Binge drinking isn't just bad for hangovers. It will also increase your chances of being overweight.

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Overweight & At Risk

The impact of being overweight goes beyond not being able to do up your jeans. A report has exposed some alarming risks.

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Big Breakfast Or No Breakfast?

Eating no breakfast is almost as bad as chowing down on bacon and eggs, when it comes to putting on weight - believe it or not. So what is the best bet for breakfast?

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Stop The Burn

The prevalence of heartburn is increasing along with the widely reported rise in obesity - and science has found that the two are linked.

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Weight Inflames Disease Risk

A natural indicator of inflammation within our bodies may help predict the risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease.

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Do I Need A Set Of Scales?

There are any number of ways to measure body weight and shape, from the bedroom mirror to the bathroom scales, to more complex measures such as the body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio and ‘per cent body fat'. But what is best and what do you need to ...

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