Why your waist measurement can predict cancer risk

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An expanding waistline could be a warning sign that a man or woman is running an increased risk of certain cancers, according to international experts.

Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is an arm of the World Health Organisation, have shown that waist measurement is as good at predicting cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), which is a ratio of weight to height. …

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