Belly Fat

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Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

…syndrome: 35 inches or more for a woman and 40 inches or more for a man. The reason your waist size is so important is that belly fat is harmful. Belly fat, unlike other fat in your body, secretes a steady stream of chemicals that kindle inflammation throughout the body. Left unchecked, this inflammation…

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Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

We’re used to thinking of obesity as a cardiac risk factor, and it is. But now, a new study shows that being slim with belly fat ups your heart attack risk factors more than obesity. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic looked at the BMI (body mass index) and waist-to-hip ratio of 12,785 adults, with a mean…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

…statins! CRP is a nonspecific marker of inflammation and has been implicated in many chronic diseases. CRP has a strong correlation with fat tissue, particularly belly fat. Statin drugs, which are used for lowering cholesterol also have a significant anti-inflammatory effect and have been documented to lower…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…Mediterranean (PAMM) diet. My heart-healthy PAMM eating plan includes 40 to 45 percent slow-burning, low-glycemic index carbohydrates; 30-35 percent healthy fats; and 20-25 percent protein—all of which help to reduce inflammation. * Restrict bread and bread products as much as you can, especially those containing…

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For Heart-Healthy Eating, Choose More Fats & Less Carbs

…the road. Heart-Healthy Eating Includes Fats For years, the common wisdom for heart-healthy eating was to limit your overall fat intake to keep your heart healthy. But what we’ve learned that there is such a thing as heart-healthy fats. Plus heart-healthy fats aren't just okay for you—they’re critical…

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