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The cut-off of healthy waistline in African-American women is a little bit higher compared to their white counterparts, according to a new study conducted by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and published by the journal Obesity in January 2011.

In this study, the researchers tried to define the BMI and waistline that can put patient in a higher risk for the development of diabetes and heart disease.

For white patients, both men and women, the BMI of 30 still remains the same. However, for the blacks the high risk BMI starts at 33. For the waistline, white women must have a waistline of less than 36 inches while black women should have a waistline of less than 38 inches.

Among men, the usual cut-off waistline of 40 inches, white or black, is still the same.

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