A good way to work out if you have too much abdominal fat is to calculate your hip-to-waist ratio
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.
Her hip-to-waist ratio
, which indicates the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area, near the vital organs, is also high.
2% body fat, Dawn is rated lean and her hip-to-waist ratio
is excellent at 0.
Both Rosaleen's hip-to-waist ratio
and body fat levels were higher than recommended.
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.