Lower Back Pain Wraps Around To Waist

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Large Waist Circumference Linked to Death Risk

Even if you are a normal, healthy body weight a large waist circumference increases your death risk.


A study conducted by the American Cancer Society examined the link between waist circumference and mortality in 48,500 men and 56,343 women. All participants were age 50 or older. Over a 14 year period, 9,315 men and 5,332 women died.


The study found that large waist circumferences were linked to about twice the risk of death during the study period. A large waist circumference was defined...

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