Harvard Heart Letter

Slimming the thighs — as well as the belly — is good for the heart

Research we’re watching Whether you carry extra fat in your belly (an apple shape) or your thighs (a pear shape), slimming down can help your heart, according to a new study. Previous research found that while belly fat was clearly linked to a higher risk of heart problems, in comparison, fat in the thighs and backside seemed to be associated with less heart disease risk. But an analysis of seven weight-loss studies including…

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