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9 Surprising Diabetes Risks

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5. A large waist -- even if you're at a normal weight

Raises your risk: 330 percent

How: Scientists suggest that the fat in your abdomen (aka visceral fat) produces compounds hat make cells insulin-resistant. According to the American Heart Association, women should try to keep their waist size below 35 inches.

The fix: Do 30 to 60 minutes of cardiovascular exercise three to five times a week. "This can melt belly fat better than dieting," says Jill Kanaley, PhD, an exercise physiologist at Syracuse University.

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6/18/2012 04:46:37 AM Report Abuse
tokimeu wrote:

Good story. I watch a lot of TV, so I bought a treadmill and an elliptical put them in front of the TV. I exercise everyday for about 1-1/2 hours. To me exercise is very boring, TV makes the time go faster.

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