A Potbelly Could Be Deadlier Than Obesity, Study Says
The location of fat may be a better indicator of health than overall BMI, and belly fat is especially dangerous.By Mari Jo Valero | November 10, 2015
We all know obesity is a serious health risk. But if you think that beer belly is no big deal, think again. Researchers found that stomach fat alone could be more deadly than obesity.
The 14-year study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at more than 15,000 adults.
Researchers found men who clocked in at a normal weight but had a big belly were more than twice as likely to die compared to obese men. And women with a normal weight and a potbelly were 32 percent more likely to die than obese women.