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A 39-year-old member asked:

How will you measure waist to hip ratio?

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Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Measuring Tape: Waist to hip ratio is determined using a flexible measuring tape to measure circumference of the waist at its narrowest point, typically just above belly button, and circumference of hips at their widest point. Waist measurement is divided by hip measurement and this number represents waist to hip ratio. Values over 0.8 for women and 0.9 for men have been associated with various health risks.
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Dr. Suzanne Ferreee
Specializes in Family Medicine
Measuring tape: Using a measuring tape, measure your waist circumference at the belly button; divide that by the hip circumference at the widest point (you may need a helper or a mirror for accuracy). This ratio is a good predictor of your wellness: women less than 0.8 and men less than 0.9 are considered healthy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Where do I measure for my waist when I'm trying to find my waist to hip ratio?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
The easiest: Is to take the narrowest part a little above belly button
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why is the waist-hip ratio important?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Measure visceral fat: This is a brief way to measure the proportion of visceral fat to body fat. This has implications for cardivascular disease progression and essentially is a shorthand notation of the apple to pear body type.
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