Fatter Bellies Signal Lower Cardiovascular Fitness

Shrier, Ian
July 2004
Physician & Sportsmedicine;Jul2004, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p9
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a research study that states that fatter bellies signal lower cardiovascular fitness. Waist circumference is positively associated with increased risk of disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease and one Canadian study demonstrated that high cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) has been associated with lower waist circumferences for a given body mass index (BMI). CRF may mediate health risks associated with elevated BMI via a reduction in abdominal adipose tissue, according to a study from the Cooper Clinic in Dallas.


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