Q. I have a normal BMI, I eat right, and I stay quite active for a woman my age. Should I be concerned that I have a belly no matter what I do?

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A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSC, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “A large waist (over 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men) is one of the components of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that increases risk for heart attack, stroke, and type […]
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