Carrying too much belly fat is strongly linked to diabetes and heart disease especially for women: study
By Editor - Tue Sep 10, 12:01 pm
A new large-scale European study has found that carrying visceral fat, which is the fat stored around the organs in the belly and around the intestines, appears to be a major risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among women. Carried out by researchers from Uppsala University, the new study looked at over 325,000 participants taking part in UK Biobank, a large long-term study which includes genomic data on more than half a million UK residents. The researchers found more than 200 different genes which affect the amount of visceral fat.
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