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Belly Fat and Heart Disease

More belly weight raises heart danger even if your BMI doesn't show obesity.

Photo by Marek Studzinski on Unsplash

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers that BMI estimates body fat and a good gauge for diseases that can occur with more body fat. As BMI rises, so does the risk for heart disease, high blood…

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Michael Hunter MD

Michael Hunter MD

I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com