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Leg fat ‘better than belly fat’ for older women

Leg fat ‘better than belly fat’ for older women

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Carrying more fat on legs compared with the stomach protects postmenopausal women from heart disease, a study says.Women of a healthy weight with the highest risk of stroke or heart disease had the most belly fat and the least hip and thigh fat, the European Heart Journal research found. The scientists said "apple-shaped" women should try to lose belly fat and become more "pear-shaped".More research is needed to find out why the link exists, a heart charity said.What did the researchers do?The research followed 2,600 women who were a healthy weight - with a body mass index (BMI) of between 18 and 25 - over 18 years.They were all taking part in a major US study, the Women's Health Initiative, which began in the mid-1990s, and had regular scans to check fat...
14 Best Foods for a Flat Belly

14 Best Foods for a Flat Belly

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When you're trying to slim down your stomach, core exercises and ab workouts go a long way—but what you eat also plays a huge role. In addition to drinking enough water, eating fresh produce and healthy fats, and avoiding notorious belly-busters (think alcohol, soda, and sugar), certain foods are particularly good for shrinking your gut. “If you want your abs to feel flatter, choose foods that will help decrease bloating in your stomach, such as water-packed fruits and veggies,” says Keri Gans, RD, a New York City-based nutrition consultant and author of The Small Change Diet. These 14 foods will help keep your waistline slim by reducing bloat, boosting me...
Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say

Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say

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We know that carrying around extra weight puts your heart health at risk. New research presented on Friday to the European Society for Cardiology shows that the location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it. Adults with normal body mass index (BMI) and extra belly fat (termed “central obesity”) had a 79 percent higher risk of major cardiovascular events, compared to people who were mildly overweight but with normal fat distribution. This includes heart attack, stroke and death. The study of nearly 1,700 citizens of Rochester, Minnesota, with 16 years of follow-up quantifies a risk that doctors already know about: There’s something about belly fat that makes it more dangerous than fat anywhere else. Individuals with more belly fat, even with normal or near-normal weight,
3 Drinks That Will Get Rid of Belly Bloat

3 Drinks That Will Get Rid of Belly Bloat

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Try this recipe: Hibiscus-ginger tonicGinger has compounds called gingerols that have anti-inflammatory benefits,” says Josh Axe, a natural-medicine specialist. Another component of ginger supports digestion to help you break down food. “When foods aren’t broken down, they start to ferment in the gut,” explains Axe. “That’s what causes gas and bloating.” Hibiscus contains polyphenols that can help calm the digestive system. (Pregnant women should not consume hibiscus.)Ingredients: dried hibiscus flowers, fresh ginger, raw honeyLet's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
15 Best Foods for a Flat Belly

15 Best Foods for a Flat Belly

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When you're trying to slim down your stomach, core exercises and ab workouts go a long way—but what you eat also plays a huge role. In addition to drinking enough water, eating fresh produce and healthy fats, and avoiding notorious belly-busters (think alcohol, soda, and sugar), certain foods are particularly good for shrinking your gut.“If you want your abs to feel flatter, choose foods that will help decrease bloating in your stomach, such as water-packed fruits and veggies,” says Keri Gans, RD, a New York City-based nutrition consultant and author of The Small Change Diet.These 15 foods will help keep your waistline slim by reducing bloat, boosting metabolism, and giving your body important nutrients that encourage weight loss.Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - H