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The longer you carry belly fat, the higher the risk

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The longer a person has excess belly fat the greater his or her chances of developing the beginnings of heart disease.

A study of more than 3,000 adults finds higher rates of coronary artery calcification in people who'd been obese. This was particularly true for people with higher rates of abdominal obesity.

Experts say this has implications for the future health of young adults who struggle with their weight.

-Study led by researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and published in JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association

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