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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Middle Age Spread Uncovered

According to a Scottish study, the dreaded middle-age spread increases your waistline but isn’t likely to alter the number on the scales. As you age, your body changes shape – you start to lose muscle and get fatter. As muscle weighs more than fat, this may explain why there’s no change on the bathroom scales.
These findings challenge the traditional method used to measure body fat, the body mass index (BMI), and suggest waist circumference may be a better measure for determining how much fat a person has gained. It makes it easy for you to work it out too – do your pants still fit?

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