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Posted: 03.16.2016
Having excess weight around the middle boosts the risk of premature death even for people who are in the normal weight range. A new study analyzed data on 15,000 adults over 14 years. Researchers found that normal-weight males with excess fat around the middle had an 87% increased risk of death during the study period compared to normal-weight men without excess belly fat. Normal-weight women with more belly fat were 50% more likely to die during the study than their smaller-waisted counterparts. Belly fat has been linked to inflammation, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

 

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