waist-hip ratio

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waist-hip ratio

ratio of the abdominal circumference at the navel to maximum hip and buttocks circumference.
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34,42,43) This review, however, clearly identifies a gap in research using measurements such as waist circumference, hip-to-waist ratio and leg-length-to-height ratio.
Studies have even shown that there is an ideal hip-to-waist ratio that can determine attractiveness.
For each study participant, Rhoads and his team recorded hip-to-waist ratio and blood-glucose concentration while fasting, a measure of diabetes risk.
In fact, the key to being a healthy weight is really all about hip-to-waist ratio, she stresses.
The investigators measured the subjects' hip-to-waist ratio along with their fasting blood-glucose concentrations.
Donna's body fat is within the recommended range for her age and sex and her hip-to-waist ratio is ideal at 0.
2% body fat, Dawn is rated lean and her hip-to-waist ratio is excellent at 0.
DR ANNA MACHIN Biological measures: Measuring the right hand (denotes testosterone in the womb - linked to dominance, success, ambition), hip-to-waist ratios (in women, linked to fertility), and shoulder/ waist ratio (men).
For example, the box for the weight management program includes scales and a tape measure for recording hip-to-waist ratios, as well as DVDs and training manuals, patient follow-up cards, information leaflets, and store signs.