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Lifting Weights Helps You Lose the Harmful Fat Around Your Heart

Combining it with cardio might pack the biggest one-two punch.

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As people exercise, start to eat more healthfully, and drop some pounds, they may experience slimming around the waistline, but there’s another kind of fat reduction that’s just as important—whittling down fat surrounding the heart.

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Now, a new study published in JAMA Cardiology suggests that strength training may be one of the best ways to do it.

First, a quick anatomy review: You have two main kinds of cardiac fat tissue. Epicardial fat tissue surrounds the heart muscle and the coronary arteries. Pericardial fat tissue is outside of that on-the-heart epicardial tissue….


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