Even a small amount of belly fat can be harmful

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Even a small amount of belly fat can be harmful. During a study at the Mayo Clinic, participants who were asked to gain just nine pounds showed a greater tendency of reduced endothelial function, most notably when the weight gain appeared around their middle. Researcher Dr. Virend K. Somers noted that “There is something about fat deposited in the belly that makes it potentially hazardous to health, because impaired endothelial function has been linked to increased risk of high blood pressure and blood vessel disease.” Please click below for a report from HealthDay.

 

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