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Waist-hip ratio is the best predictor of heart attack risk

According to researchers, the best test for obesity - at least, when it comes to predicting heart attacks -- isn’t BMI (body mass index).

Instead, it’s the ratio of the measurement of your waist to your hips. It boils down to wider hips and slimmer waists. Larger waists were bad news; larger hips were a plus.

Looking for a loophole? Sorry. The waist-hip ratio was an important sign of heart attack risk in men and women, young and old, in the worldwide study, informs FOX News.

According to Scotsman, until now, doctors have used body mass index (BMI), a person's weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared, to judge if someone is &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/10635_medicine.html' target=_blank>overweight.

A BMI of 20 to 25 is considered normal, 30 overweight and more than 30 obese.