Recent medical research has linked belly fat with higher risk for cardiovascular disease. As it’s difficult to specifically target belly fat, however, anyone trying to rid themselves of extra pounds around the middle should strive for overall weight loss, say physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
“A key concept in weight loss is to ensure that you burn more than you eat, meaning your total calories have to end up negative for the day,” says UT Southwestern cardiologist Dr. Amit Khera. “Reducing portion sizes, reading food labels and making smart food choices can go a long way toward weight loss.”
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