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One report showed that hibiscus resulted in a lower body mass index (BMI), body weight, body fat, and hip-to-waist ratio.
A good way to work out if you have too much abdominal fat is to calculate your hip-to-waist ratio. Divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement.
(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.
Her hip-to-waist ratio is also excellent at .75, indicating that she is not storing too much fat around her vital organs.
Her hip-to-waist ratio is ideal at 0.79, indicating a low risk of heart disease as fat isn't stored near her vital organs.
Donna's body fat is within the recommended range for her age and sex and her hip-to-waist ratio is ideal at 0.78, which means she is not storing fat near her vital organs.
Her hip-to-waist ratio is fine at 0.8, indicating that fat is not being stored near her vital organs.