Should You Bet Money on Yourself to Lose Weight?

The statistics show it. Bill Maher has railed about it. And the American Heart Association has, once again, warned about it. 

According to an AMA statement released late last month, the global obesity epidemic “contributes directly to… type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep disorders…[and] the development of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease mortality independently of other cardiovascular risk factors.” 

The statement also discussed the importance of one’s waist circumference, noting “waist circumference, an indicator of abdominal obesity, can help determine whether or not you will develop heart disease. Those with excess fat around the body’s midsection and organs are at an increased risk of heart disease — even if their body mass index (BMI) measurement is considered normal.” 

Excerpted from Palm Beach Post

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