Panaceia or Hygeia

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Large Waists Kill

Posted by Colin Rose on November 19, 2008

Visceral ectopic fat is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases and death. Everyone should have a waist circumference at the level of the umbilicus less than half their heights. If everyone did so, we could cut the cost of our “health care” systems by at least 50% in a very short time.



Relative risk of death increases by a factor or four from lowest to highest values in this population.


Multiple beneficial results of losing visceral fat



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