If you’re middle-aged and a night owl, you’re at a much higher risk for diabetes and other health problems than your early-riser friends — even if you’re getting the same amount of sleep as they are.
Don't blame the food, blame the type of fat we eat. That's what causes us to have big bellies, say Swedish researchers, who used a special muffin diet to demonstrate how this works.
Think crunches for belly-fat are just the thing? Think again. The most dangerous type of belly fat"”the kind that resides deep within the abdomen and sneaks into the spaces between internal organs"”laughs in the face of your crunches, weight-lifting and resistance-training in general. A study of adults aged 18-70 found aerobic exercise such as jogging, however, can 'significantly reduce' this fat (also called visceral or liver fat), and decrease your risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.
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