Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator (WHR)
Waist to Hip Ratio
You do not have excess body fat distribution. Please remember that Waist to Hip ratio (WHR) is not a valid measure for underweight individuals and therefore must be conducted along with Body Mass Index (BMI). If your WHR is less than and your BMI is lower than 20 you are underweight.
You have excess abdominal fat distribution. You could be at risk of developing several obesity-related health conditions. Make sure you make an appointment with your doctor for a clinical evaluation. Please remember that Waist to Hip ratio (WHR) is not a valid measure for underweight patients and therefore must be conducted along with Body Mass Index
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For more information on obesity, health and social issues, and methods of weight loss, as well as some useful tools, see Obesity and Weight Loss.
For more information on measures of weight and nutrition, including GI, GL, BMI, WC and WHR, as well as some useful tools, see Measures of Nutrition and Weight.
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