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Healthy Weight? You May Still Be at Risk for Heart Disease

People, especially minorities, who are at a "healthy" weight may still be at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, a new study reports. Researchers gathered data on 7,617 white, Chinese-American, African-American, South Asian and Hispanic Americans aged 45 to 84.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
This is why per cent body fat is a far better measurement of cardiovascular risk than is BMI. However, even per cent body fat can’t distinguish better subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. ¬†That is best done by the TG/HDL ratio which is an indirect marker of insulin resistance, which is a far greater risk for heart disease.

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