Fat Around Belly Can be Deadlier Than Being Obese

NDTV Food  |  Updated: July 13, 2017 11:47 IST

Fat  Around Belly Can be Deadlier Than Being Obese
People who carry fat around their belly, even if they are thin, have a greater mortality risk than those who are overweight or obese but have normal fat distribution, according to a study.

Researchers examined data from a large group of Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) participants to compare the total and cardio-vascular mortality risks with different combinations of body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratios (WHR).

They found that normal-weight adults with central obesity have the worst long-term survival rate compared with any group, regardless of BMI. The data showed that a normal-weight person with central obesity had twice the mortality risk of participants who were overweight or obese according to BMI only. The article was published in Annals of Internal Medicine

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Some of the most recent studies suggest belly fat can also trigger high blood pressure, bowel cancer in men as well as type-2 diabetes. experts also suggest that some of the simplest and most common habits of skipping meals - particularly breakfast - can aid in bulking up fat around your belly. fitness experts suggest that twenty minutes of sprints thrice a week can considerably help in shedding that stubborn belly fat.According to Delhi based weigh management expert and nutritionist Dr. Gargi Sharma, a balanced diet rich in foods like cherries, almonds, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes an other nutrient loaded ingredients can help in warding of belly fat. However, regular exercising along with a balanced remains imperative to maintain healthy weight.

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