57 per cent women have big waistlines

Experts have stated that waistlines of about 57 per cent women are bigger than they should be and this is a cause of concern. Citing this as a reason for cancer and infertility, doctors have said that women must make an attempt to keep their waistlines in check.

The healthy size is 80cm but researchers found that the average waist measurement for women is 4.9cm larger.

Experts have stated that larger waistlines are a problem because this can lead to an array of problems like type 2 diabetes, heart problems and infertility along with cancers.

Data of over 30,000 women was examined by the health charity Nuffield Health and it was seen that larger waist was seen in about 57 per cent of women.

Largest waists are seen in women staying in north of England and the average circumference is 87cm and the average size in London is 81.9cm.

Dr Davina Deniszczyc, professional head of physicians and diagnostics at Nuffield Health, said, "Whilst waist size may seem like a cosmetic issue, this isn't about women fitting into their skinny jeans. Rather, it's an important indicator of overall health and well-being, particularly when taken into account with other health measurements."