https://www.healthcentral.com/article/your-waist-size-predicts-heart-disease-better-than-bmi
Diabetes

Your Waist Size Predicts Heart Disease Better Than BMI

Doctor measuring man's large waist with tape measurer.
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    David Mendosa

    David Mendosa

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    David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.