Now researchers in one study have a lot more effective method than BMI found to determine the ideal weight. In a study from Loughborough University in England and the University of Sydney in Australia, more than 42,700 men and women were examined over a 10-year period. Most of all, they documented the BMIs and waist circumference of the participants, as reported by Dailymail.co.uk.
The researchers wanted to know if people were using big waist Live less healthily than people whose weight was more evenly distributed. 5,000 participants died over time. The scientists examined the deceased and came up with an interesting result: BMI does not determine a healthy weight at all. Instead, many more are Body proportions a sign of health.
In other words, it doesn’t really depend on the BMI value, but on the waist-to-hip ratio. Study participants with a normal BMI and a high waist-hip ratio were 22 percent more likely to die than people with a low waist-hip ratio in which the fat is distributed more evenly in the body.