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Surprising Belly-Fat and Disease Link

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.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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12:43AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

thanks for sharing

8:37PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

Thank you for the info.

5:36PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Thank you Michelle, for Sharing this!

5:17AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thanks for the info.

4:16PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

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

9:35AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

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).

1:23AM PST on Jan 19, 2013


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4:15PM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank you :)

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