Once again, medical doctors seem to authenticate what Jack LaLanne preached for years. A simple cloth tape measure put around your waist is a better indicator of a healthy body weight than the BMI (Basin Mass Index). Or as LaLanne puts it: "Your waistline is your lifeline."
Hauling around too much fat is bad, no matter how it is distributed. But belly fat is the most dangerous kind. It is more directly linked to a greater chance of developing heart disease. Learn more in a news report about a Kaiser Permanente study done in Northern California.