Waist Size vs. BMI

The most dangerous type of fat is the visceral fat stored around abdominal organs, not the below the skin fat (subcutaneous, or the “inches you can pinch”). Having an extreme waist size is a probable sign of too much visceral fat. There is a fascinating graph at 3:58 in the video that shows that all-cause death increases highly for people with the exact same bmi as their waist size goes up.

The bright side is that the bad fat, visceral fat, is the very first to go as we begin eating much healthier or getting more active. That is why individuals who try to get healthy can have their health markers enhance significantly even if their weight doesnt go down that much. Back in early 2017, I had high triglycerides, enough for my Doc to be worried, although I was only a bit obese. I tidied up my eating and all my blood markers, consisting of triglycerides, enhanced significantly. before losing a lot of weight (that improved too but it took longer).

This disproves the joke “Im not overweight, Im simply too brief”: Two individuals can have the exact same waist measurement, however the taller of the 2 has lower bmi, That is not always healthier.

At the other end of the spectrum, muscular and trim individuals can have high bmi values which is likewise deceptive. It is presently advised to measure both bmi (from your weight and height) and waist size for a much better forecast of health. I determine both as soon as a week to be on the safe side.
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The most unsafe type of fat is the visceral fat kept around stomach organs, not the listed below the skin fat (subcutaneous, or the “inches you can pinch”). Having an extreme waist size is a likely sign of too much visceral fat. There is a remarkable graph at 3:58 in the video that shows that all-cause death increases highly for individuals with the same bmi as their waist size goes up. The great news is that the bad fat, visceral fat, is the first to go as we begin eating much healthier or getting more active.

I am a Mechanical Engineer born in 1953, Ph. D, Stanford, 1980. I have been active in the mechanical CAE field for years.
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