Tag: obesity

Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk

By April McCarthy During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with apple-shaped bodies (fattest in the abdomen) have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs). The current study…

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Belly Fat Really is a Killer: Here’s How it Can Increase Your Cancer Risk

By Lisa Egan It’s no secret that obesity is harmful to health, and recent studies have debunked the myth that one can be “fat but fit.” Also well-established is the link between obesity and increased cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer has yet to be fully explained. A recent study offers more…

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