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Belly fat linked with higher heart disease risk

By: Kelly Bilodeau, Executive Editor, Harvard Women’s Health Watch Muffin top. Spare tire. Beer belly. Whatever you call it, research shows that extra fat around your belly poses a unique health threat. The study in the March 6, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association involved about 500,000 people, ages 40 to 69, in the United Kingdom. The researchers took body measurements of the participants and then kept track…

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