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Waist Circumference

Some body fat is necessary for overall health because it plays an important role in protecting internal organs, provides energy and regulates the hormones that perform various functions in body regulation. However, excess fat, particularly abdominal fat, has been linked to a number of health problems, such as increased risk for diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Body fat can be measured in many ways but the easiest is your waist circumference.

 
Men
Women
Normal Range
40” or less
35” or less
Above Normal
Greater than 40”
Greater than 35”