08/09/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Chicago – A new study suggests belly bulge can lead to serious health risks for older adults. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), researchers found excess abdominal fat may increase the risk of death for people over 50 even if their weight is deemed normal in accordance with BMI standards.
Lead author Eric Jacobs of the American Cancer Society is quoted by the AP as stating of the findings, “Even if you haven’t had a noticeable weight gain, if you notice your waist size increasing that’s an important sign… It’s time to eat better and start exercising more.”
Since the 1960s waistlines have reportedly on average expanded approximately one inch each decade. More information about the study may be available in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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