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21 June 2011

Men's waist size key to health

Men can gain significant health benefits from watching their waist size and, if necessary, losing some flab around the middle, dieticians advise.

Men can gain significant health benefits from watching their waist size and, if necessary, losing some flab around the middle, the American Dietetic Association says.

Excess abdominal fat, as opposed to fat elsewhere on the body, increases men's risk for health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. This fat around internal organs is known as visceral fat.

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