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Pot Belly Dangerous Even in Otherwise Healthy People

by Rajshri on  June 30, 2008 at 2:10 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
 Pot Belly Dangerous Even in Otherwise Healthy People
A new study by the National Institute on Ageing has found that having a pot belly is dangerous even if your weight is within normal limits.
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Lead researcher Dr Annemarie Koster of the National Institute on Ageing said that overweight or obese individuals are at risk for various diseases, but the main criteria is to keep a watch on the waits. "People should not only look at their weight, but also consider their waist," she added.

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The study also found that men who had a high waist circumference were 22 percent more likely to die during the nine-year follow up period as compared to their normal counterparts. This measure held true regardless of their overall weight.

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