Metabolic Syndrome

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 Metabolic Syndrome

There is a reason you huff and puff when you walk up the stairs. Your love handles are putting the squeeze on your lungs. And that decreases lung function — even if you never smoked. Carrying too much weight around your waist, called abdominal obesity, not only increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and a host of other health problems collectively known as “metabolic syndrome,” but also it is strongly associated with decreased lung function, according to a study from the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research.

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