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Link between belly fat and high blood pressure?

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No matter what you call them - 'spare tires' or 'love handles,' - fat around the mid-section isn't good. (WPVI)

No matter what you call them - 'spare tires' or 'love handles,' - fat around the mid-section isn't good but now it's being linked to even more medical conditions.

It has already been tied to heart disease and cancer.

Now, doctors say it's a big contributor to high blood pressure too.
In fact, they say fat around the mid-section makes a bigger difference in high blood pressure than being obese overall.

It's particularly risky around your kidneys, which regulate blood pressure.

Researchers on the study say we should pay as much attention to the location of extra pounds as to how many we're carrying.

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