Excessive Belly Fat Could Lead to COPD

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By Alabama News Network

People with excessive belly fat are at increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.  

A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany studied more than 113,000 people between the ages of 50 and 70 who did not have COPD, cancer or heart disease.  

They found men and women with a large waist circumference had a 72% increased risk of developing COPD.  

People who exercise at least five times a week can significantly reduce their chances of developing the lung disease. 

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