Belly Fat Could Increase Risk of Disease

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Having fat around your waist could be more dangerous than being generally overweight.

Researchers say that having a pot belly increases the risk of heart disease and cancer because weight around the waist is an indicator of fat around the vital organs.

This kind of "bad fat" releases chemicals that raise the risk of disease. Experts say dietary intake, exercise and weight, all contribute to overall health

The study was published online in the journal of American College of Cardiology.

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