Weight loss around midsection improves blood flow, study shows

03/14/2012 | United Press International

A six-month weight-loss study showed that losing belly fat could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by helping arteries to expand as needed so blood flows more freely. Johns Hopkins University researchers, who reported their findings at an American Heart Association meeting, also found that participants on a low-carb diet lost an average of 10 pounds more than those on a low-fat diet.

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