So, I’m 6 foot tale and male. And back when I was fat I had a 37, 38 inch waist. Now that I’m slim (well, all these things are relative of course) my waist is 32, 33 inches.
OK, with me so far? And then this:
An average American woman over 20 years old has a 37.5-inch (95-centimeter) waist, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You what? When I as a 6 foot male was a chubby porker my waist was smaller than that of the average American woman?