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Study: Big waist doubles risk of death

November 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
If you're looking forward to the food filled holidays, a new European study may burst your bubble.It re-confirms the need to keep your waist size in check.

German researchers studied the body mass index and waist size of 359,000 people. While a normal body mass index meant the lowest risk of death, waist size played an equally important role.

People with thicker waistlines had a premature death risk two times higher than those with the smallest waists.

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