Belly fat now linked to lung disease

March 6, 2009 5:32:32 PM PST
As if heart disease and diabetes weren't enough, a new study also links belly fat to lung disease.

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French researchers say men with waists over 40 inches, and women with waists over 35 inches, had impaired lung function.

Clinicians say fatty tissue may increase inflammation throughout the body, contributing to lung problems.

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