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Another reason to firm up: Belly fat hurts lungs

Posted on Apr 21, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Study: Abdominal obesity impairs breathing along with heart damage updated 8:40 a.m. ET, Fri., March. 6, 2009 CHICAGO – Carrying excess weight around the middle can impair lung function, adding to a long list of health problems associated with belly fat, French researchers said on Friday. Abdominal obesity is already linked with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease as part of a cluster of health problems known collectively as metabolic syndrome. Researchers have now shown that a large waist measurement is strongly associated with decreased lung function, regardless of other...

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