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Belly fat linked to higher risk of premature death, regardless of your weight

‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body. Red Confidential/ Shutterstock

‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body. Red Confidential/ Shutterstock Rebecca Dumbell, Nottingham Trent University It’s well known that carrying extra fat around your waist can be harmful to your health, bringing greater risk of developing illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But a recent …

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