What is the waist-hip ratio?

The waist-hip ratio (WHR) is a measure of body shape that compares the circumference of the waist to the hips.

It is used as a predictor of health risk, as a higher waist-hip ratio has been associated with an increased risk of various health problems, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

Measuring the waist-hip ratio can be a useful tool in assessing overall health and guiding efforts to reduce health risks associated with an unhealthy body shape.