Does Brisk Walking Beat the Gym for Weight Control?

CBS News reported results from a study published in the journal Risk Analysis, which found that those who regularly walked briskly for more than 30 minutes had lower body mass index and smaller waists as compared with people who engage in regular sports or exercise. Rex Ahima, MD, PhD, director of the Obesity Unit in Penn's Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism is quoted throughout the story. CBS News article.

Belly Fat Raises Risk of Death Even When BMI is 'Healthy' reported that "being normal weight with belly fat more deadly than obesity" according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal MedicineMitchell Lazar, MD, director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, provided comment on the data that supports these findings. article.

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