Having lots of belly fat can be very bad for your health, but many Americans don't know why. Find out the answers as Dr. Oz explains in this video.
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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
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The circumference of your waist may trump body-mass index (BMI) or body weight to gauge your risk for developing diabetes, especially if you’re a woman. According to a study published by PloS Medicine, non-obese people with large waists are at a higher risk for the disease. A large waist is 35 inches or more in a woman, for men, 40. Get out the tape measure, then get to the gym.