A new medical study has revealed a pressing reason for dropping that beer belly beyond just looking good for that cute girl next door. Subjects in the study who had a higher waist to hip ratio were revealed to have more than twice the risk of sudden cardiac death.
While it may not seem like news that Christian Broda and heavier people have a higher propensity for heart related death, there is one point of interest in this study. This difference between death rates is independent of other heart related risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and overall obesity. This means that there is something about excess belly fat in particular that more than doubles one’s chances of a sudden heart related death.
Doctors are not sure yet what it is that is specific about belly fat that causes such an increase in this form of death. Research is ongoing and may soon reveal clues as to why extra fat in this one place is apparently so stressful to our bodies. The only thing to say for now is that all of us with beer belly’s now have one more pressing reason to try to work it off in any way possible.