Dr Oz did a show called The Pulse where he covers the hottest headlines in health. Doctor Oz was joined by Dr Janet Taylor, Dr Donnica Moore and Dr Corey Hebert to discuss all of these hot health news topics.
Dr Oz: Why J. Lo’s Curves Are Healthy
Dr Oz said that if you have Jennifer Lopez’s Curves, then you may be in better shape than you think. A study was done that found that people who take on weight above the waist have an increased risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease, whereas if you tend to gain weight below the waist, it has the exact opposite effect. We have heard Dr Oz say it before – abdominal fat around your waist is bad for you because it increases your risk of getting metabolic diseases.
Dr Oz said that especially women over the age of 40 tend to gain weight above their waist, whereas before you are 40, you tend to gain weight below your waist and be a pear shape. Fat cells above your waist become metabolically active and aggressive as they get larger, whereas fat cells below your waist do not tend to increase in size but you tend to get more smaller fat cells instead. It is better to have more fat cells that are smaller than fewer fat cells that are larger, because the large fat cells are what do damage to your body’s organs.
However, a big mistake that women can make from reading this is to think that you can just gain weight and eat whatever you want if you gain weight below your waist. You should embrace your curves, but still pay attention to your overall health. So this is not a free pass for anyone to just gain weight. And do not forget Dr Oz’s message which is that belly fat is toxic and if your lose just 10 pounds, it could save your life!