What is the Waist / Hip Ratio

The waist / hip ratio is an indication of the health of individuals and estimates the likelihood of health problems associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes Studies show that people with accumulated fat in the abdominal area (“apple”body type) have a greater likelihood of developing these problems than people who store more fat in the hips (“pear” bodytype). Abdominal obesity is defined as the ratio of waist / hip> 0.90 in men and> 0.80 in women (The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases).