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Fat Belly Increases Mortality Risk

As they get older, many people develop a “spare tire” or roll of fat around the middle.  Now comes word that so-called central obesity could dramatically increase the risk of death.   A new study found that normal weight or skinny people with so-called spare tires, where the circumference of their waist is greater than their hips, have a higher mortality rate, even higher than people who are obese. Men with potbellies were twice as likely to die prematurely – primarily of...

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