Fat Around the Heart Is a Danger

Regular exercise can lower the risks posed by fat stores in the chest.


Obesity is a known risk factor for heart disease, but where your body stores fat helps determine the extent of this risk. People with an apple shape—those who store fat in their waist and abdomen—are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and heart disease than those with heavy hips and a near-normal waist size (pear shape).

To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access