The Risks of Carrying Fat Around Your Belly


By Molly Clifton

A new study shows where you carry fat on your body can increase your risk of heart disease and cancer.

Researchers in Massachusetts found excessive belly fat translates into more risk for the diseases compared to someone who carries the same amount of fat in other areas of the body.

They used cat scans to identify areas of fat accumulation, then followed more than 3,000 patients for up to seven years.

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