Obesity has long been listed as a risk factor for heart disease, but new research shows it's the size of your belly not your overall weight that matters.
Researchers used data from nearly 3,000 participants who underwent tests looking at plaque build-up in the arteries of the heart.
They found waist-to-hip ratio, a calculation of a patients waist and hip circumference, was the strongest indicator of hidden heart disease.
Patients with the highest waist-to-hip measurements were twice as likely to have calcium deposits in their arteries.
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