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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A normal BMI with a big belly 'deadlier' than obesity

A high WHR suggests excess fat around the waist, as muscle mass is unlikely to lead to greater waist circumference. Although this study does not explore why WHR may be linked to chances of dying earlier, other studies have shown that carrying excess fat around your waist may be more harmful than carrying it in other areas, such as your legs and hips. Fat around the waist has been linked to inflammation, increased risk of diabetes, and having raised cholesterol.

A normal BMI with a big belly 'deadlier' than obesity

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