Watch your weight and your waist: Extra pounds may mean heart disease

Published: May, 2013

When the scale starts creeping up, here's what you should do, and why. Beware: belly fat is particularly dangerous.

Starting at around age 30, it's common to begin putting on weight. It may not be much—a couple of pounds a year—but it adds up over time. Those extra pounds—particularly in the belly—increase the risk of heart disease.

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