waist-to-hip (WHR) ratio is:
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
For men, a ratio of .90
or less is considered safe.
For women, a ratio of .80 or less is considered safe.
For both men and women,
a WHR of 1.0 or higher is considered “at risk”
for heart disease and other problems associated with
should be used as a guideline. Always consult your physician
for more information regarding your health risks, Body
Mass Index (BMI), and the healthy body weight that is
right for you.
Sources: Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institute
of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)