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and other benefits on blood glucose includes:
and other benefits on lipid profile include 10% reduction in Total Cholesterol, 30% reduction in Triglycerides, 8% increase in HDL- Cholesterol
A reduction of > 2kg/m2 in BMI is associated with >60% risk reduction in developing Osteoarthritis.
BMI value of 23 and above indicates that your weight is outside of the healthy weight range for your height.
What is Healthy Weight?
Waist circumference is a better estimate of visceral fat, the dangerous internal fat that coats the organs.
Waist Circumference (WC) measurement is simple, reliable, and correlates well with abdominal fat content irrespective of the BMI. WC is also an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. It is most useful in individuals who are in the normal and overweight categories of the BMI.
In those with BMI > 35 kg/m2 it is unnecessary to measure WC as it loses its predictive value.
How To Measure Your Waist Circumference?
The following waist circumference is associated with an increased risk of comorbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Reference: Clinical Practice Guidelines On Management of Obesity 2003 (http://www.acadmed.org.my/index.cfm?&menuid=67)