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Your Health

Why belly fat is so dangerousWhy belly fat is so dangerous

You might call it a beer belly, but doctors say there's nothing funny about a big gut. It can be a sign of serious health issues.

That's because a big belly is closely linked to serious health risks. Men with a waistline that measures 40 inches or more and women with a waistline that measures 35 inches or more are in the danger zone. A large waistline is one indicator that a person is at risk of developing serious health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Click here to find out why a big belly is so dangerous.

 
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How to protect your eyesight as you age

Schedule Regular Visits to the Eye Doctor

Age can bring changes that affect eyesight. Some eye conditions are common in aging eyes and can be easily treated. Others are very serious and can lead to vision loss and blindness. The key is to get regular eye exams so you can get the treatment you need and increase the chances you will keep your eyesight.

Click here to learn more about eye disorders.

 
Your Health

Get the skinny on fats. Learn About Good/Bad Fats

Trans fats. Dietary fats. Saturated fats. Unsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats. Omega-fatty acids. Hydrogenated vegetable oil. Fully hydrogenated fats. Partially hydrogenated fats.

With so many kinds of fats, how can you know which are “good” and which are “bad?” And how much of a good fat is really bad?

Click here for the details on good and bad fats and lists of both.


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