Surprising Belly-Fat and Disease Link

We all know love handles aren’t exactly good for us and recent research shows they increase our risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other disorders.  But, new research at Harvard Medical School indicates that belly fat increases our risk of osteoporosis too.

The scientists’ research on obese women revealed that those with excess fat deep in the abdominal cavity had higher levels of fat in the bone marrow—a factor known to weaken bones.

The study headed up by Miriam Bredella, MD, is also an important discovery because earlier studies frequently link increased weight with REDUCED incidence of osteoporosis.

This study gives us one more reason to stay or become trim around the middle.


Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Connie O.
Connie O.3 years ago

Thank you for the info.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Michelle, for Sharing this!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

Thanks for the article. A little more specific information would have been useful.

Jude Hand
Judith Hand3 years ago

One thing I know from a lifetime of 'weight issues' is that there really is no spot reducing; it all comes with weight loss. My current struggle is with my belly fat, the last fat to leave my body. Would that I could lop it off. Seriously, though, upping my fluids and keepin' on keepin' on.....(ay yi yi).

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)