Thursday, July 11, 2013

Potbelly increases the risk of heart disease and cancer

The risk of heart disease and cancer is higher in people with potbelly than in those with bingo wings or who are generally overweight, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The researchers behind the study looked at over 3,000 people for up to seven years and those with abnormal stomach fat were more likely to suffer the illnesses after accounting for clinical risks factors.
People with too many pounds around the midriff have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than those with a similar BMI (body mass index) who carry their fat in other areas of the body, said the researchers.
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