The Top 5 Dangers of a Pot Belly

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2. Reduced Lung Capacity

Researchers in Finland found that a large waist size was directly related to a reduced lung function and volume.

Nonsmoking adults who had normal weights, compared to those who had excess abdominal fat, showed that those with excess belly fat performed poorly on breath measurements tests called spirometry.

Reduced lung capacity can lead to chronic lung diseases such as asthma.

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