Models: Douglas Robinson [topmost] and Carlos Concepcion
In a recent study by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, it was declared that waist circumference is more conclusive than either weight or body-mass index [BMI] as a measure of disease risk. Miami cardiologist Arthur Agatston, MD, author of the South Beach Diet supports this research by saying that: “Abdominal fat is different and more dangerous than fat elsewhere. Unlike fat directly under the skin, belly fat, which adheres to organs, is associated with increases in C-reactive protein [CRP] and other markers of inflammation that can lead to heart disease.” So guys, other than working your abs to flaunt in the beach this summer, there is a more scientific and healthful reason for doing it. Say, your life depends on it.