I've lectured groups about belly fat and why it is "bad" and here is yet more "proof" that collecting that fat in your middle is not-too-good!
Recent research shows an easy way to let you know if your belly fat poses a risk for you as you age.
How? Remembering if your skirt size has gone up in the last few decades!
The study tracked more than 90,000 women in their 50s and 60s living in England.
During the three-year follow-up period, 1,090 women developed breast cancer.
The researchers found that a unit increase in UK skirt size every 10 years (for example from 12 to 14) between 25 and post-menopausal age was linked to a 33% increased risk of breast cancer.
Going up two skirt sizes in the same period was associated with a 77% greater risk, they report.
Much of our belly fat accumulation is lifestyle related and it can be reduced by good nutrition, exercise, and simple lifestyle changes.
And knowing that you need larger skirts every year may indicate that you do need a change!
And maybe next we need to study men and pant sizes to see if there is a correlation with some adverse health outcome for them?
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