Checking for Obesity and being Overweight

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dr. William Ferrar is helping patients who are overweight. He says doctors are now keeping a close track of your body mass index.

Waist measurements are important. That isn't your pants waist size because, often, we let bellies hang over.

The desired waist size for men is less than 40 inches and for women it is less than 35 inches.

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