No one likes to have access fat around their mid section. Despite their name; “love handles” may actually be causing a lot more harm then we once thought. Research in France has linked high waist measurements to impaired lung function.
During the study, abdominal obesity was defined as having a waist circumference of greater than 35ins (89cm) for women and 40ins (102cm) for men.
Dr Noemi Eiser, of the British Lung Foundation, said: ‘It is widely known that obesity and a lack of exercise is detrimental to your health but this research highlights how being overweight affects your lungs.
‘A reduction in lung function was not just recorded for the morbidly obese, but women who had a waist of 35ins had an 8 per cent reduction.
‘This reinforces the need to lead a healthy lifestyle and how a small accumulation of fat can have a significant effect on your lung health.’
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(CES, PES, CPT, BS)