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4. Degeneration of Your Arteries

Researchers in a 2012 study found a correlation between stiffness in the arteries, arthrosclerosis, and those with abdominal fat.

For all individuals, it appears that every 0.1 increase in your waist to height ratio, the arteries become harder.

However, when talking about those who carried high amounts of abdominal fat, the hardening of the arteries was even more pronounced. Arterial degeneration often ends in stroke and heart disease.

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