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Your love handles could come with a serious health risk. People with metabolic syndrome—a constellation of risk factors including an increased waist circumference, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides—have a 16 to 18 percent change of experiencing a heart event within 10 years, researchers from Florida Atlantic University caution.

That’s nearly as high as someone who has already experienced a heart problem, they say.

 

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