Mark N. Katz
I was in the audience for the address given by Yemeni President Abd Rabuh Mansour Hadi at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, on Sep. 28th.
If you think stepping on a scale and weighing yourself gives you the whole picture about the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, think again! Measuring your waistline may be more important than weighing your whole self.
For the most part people are unaware of visceral fat – or of what is commonly known as belly fat- and the great health risks associated with it. Most think that it merely poses nuisance for people who want to look good in their clothes. But the fat you carry around your waistline may be more dangerous to your health than any other fat in any other part of your body regardless of whether you are overweight or not.