The Takeaway: Belly Fat, Beauty Bias, Benevolent Banks and Bluesmen

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.