Thinking about ordering that fried piece of chicken? You may want to think twice. New research has found that fat can reach your waistline within just three hours of a meal! Researchers at the University of Oxford analyzed how long it would take to convert fat from a meal to fatty tissue around the waist. By the time three to four hours have passed, most of the fat from a meal has already turned into fat stores around your waist. The good news? Researchers say that the fatty tissue stored around your waist is short-term and can be used for energy during exercise. So if you must indulge, you can still work off that fat before it sticks to you for good! But be careful. Daily high fat intake can result in those short-term stores transferring to long-term stores throughout your body. If you like to indulge once in a while in Fried Chicken, see our picks for Zaxby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Popeyes and Chick-fil-A.
Fat from Food Goes Straight to Your Waist
Submitted by Jeatwell on May 28, 2012 - 8:53pm
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