Neck size, diabetes link
MEASURING the size of someone’s neck can more accurately identify their risk of type 2 diabetes than measuring their waist, researchers have found.
Scientists from University Hospital, Sofia, in Bulgaria, compared the usefulness of either measurement in 255 obese men and women.
They found those with the biggest neck sizes (more than 38cm in men and 35cm in women) were more likely to have abnormally high blood sugar than those with the bigger waist, say the findings, published in the journal Endocrine Research.
The authors believe neck circumference should be more widely used as an indicator of diabetes. – Daily Mail