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waistline

(wāst′līn′)
n.
a. A line thought of as encircling the body at the waist.
b. The measurement of this line.
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Their husbands were no longer going to beer gardens because they wanted to trim their waistlines.
After Birmingham, the UK cities with the largest average male waistline measurements are Belfast (91.
CLASSIC: Wrap-around dress by M&Co is pounds 65 and perfect for autumn/winter * SPIROGRAPH : Dress by Per Una from the new season''s collection, at pounds 35, has a side detail and tucking to enhance the waistline Ruching and wrap-around styles work well either in patterned or plain fabrics but for this winter coming the real fashion direction is towards prints.
but if someone close to you has a large waistline, discussing it with them now could help them avoid critical health risks later and could even save their life," Haslam added.
A survey by the National Obesity Forum suggests nearly two thirds of the region's population are unhappy with the size of their waistline but just 54 per cent know how big it actually is.
Dr Rachel Thompson, deputy head of science for the World Cancer Research Fund, said: "We need to raise awareness that both being overweight and having a large waistline are cancer risk factors.
Scientists found that having a large waistline doubled the likelihood of an early grave.
And despite expanding their waistlines, most fans will be lighter in the wallet, having spent an average of pounds 26.
The ramifications of an obese nation, where the majority of adults and children are either overweight or obese, goes far beyond the need for larger clothes to fit bulging waistlines.
Men who drink more than two cups of tea daily have trimmer waistlines than men who drink coffee or no coffee or tea, according to a study presented at the First International Congress on Abdominal Obesity.
THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION IS LAUNCHING "WATCHING WAISTLINES AND WALLETS," a web-based resource of Idaho potato recipes designed to help cost-conscious consumers cook-up meals that bank on flavor while saving cents, according to company officials.
Victor Fulgoni, who analysed the data, noted that adults who eat apples and apple products have smaller waistlines that indicate less abdominal fat, lower blood pressure and a reduced risk for developing what is known as the metabolic syndrome.