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Fat tummy signal for health risk : Study (see pics)

Washington, Your tummy's girth could indicate health risks, courtesy a new method developed by scientists to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity.In 2012, Nir Krakauer, an assistant professor of civil engineering in City
PTI February 26, 2014 10:42 IST
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Washington, Your tummy's girth could indicate health risks, courtesy a new method developed by scientists to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity.

In 2012, Nir Krakauer, an assistant professor of civil engineering in City College of New York's Grove School of Engineering, and his father, Jesse Krakauer, MD, developed a new method to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity.

A follow-up study, published Feb 20 by the online journal PLOS ONE, supports their contention that the technique, known as A Body Shape Index (ABSI) is a more effective predictor of mortality than body mass index, the most common measure used to define obesity.