Are you carrying around hazardous 'waist'?

Clinical leaders in Bradford district and Craven are asking the question as part of Men’s Health Week.

According to the area’s clinical commissioning groups, men are more likely to have belly fat than women, which carries with it increased risk of 

And waist size doesn’t just contribute to being overweight or obese - it goes deeper than the surface of the body and can be particularly hazardous to health because it surrounds the vital organs with fat.

This increases the risk of being diagnosed with conditions such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.


If a man’s waist measures more than 37 inches, he could be at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and erection problems, the doctors add.

Don't despair entirely, though - if your waistline is a bit on the big side, you're in good company. Plenty of men managed to have professional football careers while carrying a little extra timber. How many can you recognise in this quiz?