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Fat middle section is less healthy than being obese, say researchers

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 10 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5975
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

People who are of normal weight but fat around their middle have a greater chance of dying early than those who are overweight or obese but with a normal fat distribution, a large study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has shown.1

The US study included 15 184 adults with a mean age of 45 from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). …

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