Texas Tech University

Belly Fat Could Be More Dangerous For Your Heart Than Obesity

WFMY News 2

November 10, 2015

WFMY News 2 - No one would mistake a beer gut for a sign of health. But a new study finds that carrying extra pounds around the middle can be dangerous even for people with an overall healthy weight.

"If you just look at BMI, you're not getting the whole picture," said psychologist Martin Binks, a spokesman for the Obesity Society and an associate professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

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