Do you have a pot belly? Well, a new study says that it can kill you in a variety of ways.
At the above link, you can read a nice synopsis which covers the research and warns that “having a large waist circumference has previously been associated with inflammation, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels and heart disease, according to background information in the article.”
Now, cancer has been added to the list. Basically, significant numbers of deaths from ALL causes are increased when you add the pot belly.
Waist Circumference and All-Cause Mortality in a Large US Cohort
Eric J. Jacobs, PhD; Christina C. Newton, MSPH; Yiting Wang, PhD; Alpa V. Patel, PhD; Marjorie L. McCullough, ScD; Peter T. Campbell, PhD; Michael J. Thun, MD; Susan M. Gapstur, PhD
Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(15):1293-1301. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.201