New studies are showing that the BMI or (Body Mass Index) may not be enough. The study from Texas is showing that a hip-to-waist ratio may show clearer risk levels in the hardening of the arteries and can lead to a greater risk in heart attacks.
Their study was published at the end of August 2007 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Looking from a standpoint of one who loves sweets this may need further investigation. If you are interest in reading the article published by WebMd you can view it on the Heart Disease News center.