About that beer belly

May 2008
Active Living: Newsletters;May2008, p26
The article reports that researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have confirmed that having a big belly is more closely related to health problems than obesity in general. According to a study of more than 44,000 women, those with waist larger than 35 inches were 79% more likely to die prematurely than those with waists less than 27 inches, even if their weights were normal. For men, the danger zone appears to be 40 inches or more.


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