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Gut Check: The Link Between Belly Fat and Inflammation – Health Blog – WSJ

August 13, 2012

As if we needed another reason to lose that bulging gut and eat a healthier diet, researchers are uncovering more links between abdominal fat and the chronic inflammation that leads to heart disease, diabetes and a host of other ailments.

Today’s Informed Patient column reports that scientists are gaining a better understanding of how inflammation, which normally protects the body against injury, can spiral out of control and increase the risk for disease. They also are learning more about the role that fat cells in belly fat play in promoting inflammation.

via Gut Check: The Link Between Belly Fat and Inflammation – Health Blog – WSJ.

 

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