Increased Waist Circumference Flags Health Problems

The consequences of growing a "spare tire" means more than having to wear an oversize Hawaiian shirt to the pool.

According to a recently published study by Dr. Steven Kaplan, professor of urology at Cornell University, increased waist circumference provides "powerful correlation" for predicting whether male patients have an increased incidence of erectile and ejaculatory problems, diabetes, hypertension increased blood pressure, a high lipid level and an enlarged prostate.

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