The average person’s waistline is only about 10% of their hips.
If we all kept to a healthy weight we could be eating more, with some estimates that our average waistline could increase by a quarter.
But that is not good news for people who are struggling with obesity and the obesity epidemic, according to new research.
It has been found that obese people who gain weight are at a higher risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other chronic conditions.
This study from University College London found that the average person was at greater risk of heart disease and diabetes if they had an increased waistline than if they did not.
People who lost a lot of weight were also more likely to have a higher incidence of diabetes, as well as obesity and other conditions such as high blood pressure, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Researchers from the University of Manchester, the University College Dublin, the UCL School of Medicine and the University Hospital of Southampton looked at a range of people over the age of 50, including men and women who were overweight or obese.
They were asked about their waistline, how much they were eating, their physical activity and their waist circumference.
The researchers found that for every 1.5 inches (3cm) change in waistline between those who were obese and those who didn’t, the average adult had an extra two pounds (1kg) of body fat.
This was compared to an average person who was obese at the same age who didn\’t have any excess weight, the researchers said.
The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, also found that people who gained weight over the course of a year were at higher risk for heart disease.
The obesity epidemic has seen a rise in the number of people dying from cardiovascular disease.
The new study showed that for each 1.75 inches (4cm) increase in waist circumference, there was a rise of about 0.2 cases of cardiovascular disease for every one cent increase in body mass index.
The biggest increase in risk came for those who had an average waist-to-hip ratio of 0.75.
However, those with an average of 1.2 inches (5cm) waist-width gained the lowest risk.
This means that for someone who gained a healthy 10% weight over two years, they could potentially be at higher risks of developing a stroke, diabetes, high blood pressures, and other diseases if they lost an average 1.25 inches (6cm) of weight over three years.
This study is not the first to show that a waist-related increase in weight can be linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems, but it is the first study to compare people over a longer period.
Previous studies have looked at waist circumference as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but have generally looked at people in their 40s and 50s, rather than older people.
The findings, however, suggest that a more active lifestyle can help people avoid developing obesity and cardiovascular disease by reducing the waist-portion.
The authors said the research had implications for how the public view obesity.
“We hope that it will prompt policy makers to consider how to better target and encourage healthy lifestyles that take into account the body shape of older people,” said Dr Peter Gittleson, of the University’s Department of Health.
“This research shows that an active lifestyle, like that recommended by the World Health Organization, is important for preventing and managing obesity and metabolic disease.”
Dr Gittsons study also found a link between waist-curves and other health issues such as obesity, heart attack and stroke.
The research, which has been published in an international peer-reviewed journal, is based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study, which is part of the Nursery Health Study.
This project was supported by the Medical Research Council.