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The dangers of belly fat

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

It is more than just potentially unattractive. That spare tire around your waist is more than just a cosmetic problem. In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explain why it could be endangering your life.

In Henrico, Dr. Hayden Pasco is working to get rid of her patients belly fat.

Studies show that belly fat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers and even premature death.

Your weight is largely determined by how you balance the calories you eat with the energy you burn. Stick to the basics to fight belly fat. These include eating a healthy diet. Also, include exercise or physical activity in your daily routine.

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