Waist circumference is one of the most practical tools to assess abdominal fat for chronic disease risk and during weight loss treatment. A high waist circumference or a greater level of abdominal fat is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Based on your gender, the ideal range for waist circumference is the following:
|0.0 inches to 40.0 inches|
|0.0 inches to 35.0 inches|
Source: Center for Disease Control, DNPAO (Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity).