A bigger waistline in middle-aged healthy adults is linked to a higher risk of death, according to the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health study.

“These findings suggest a need for development of prevention and treatment strategies targeted against redistribution of fat mass towards the abdominal region,” the study said.

Source:
1. Landsvig Berentzen T, Uhre Jakobsen M, Halkjaer J, et al. Changes in waist circumference and mortality in middle-aged men and women. PLoS ONE 2010; 5(9): e13097. (open access)

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