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08/26/2013 08:30 am ET

Why Weight Gain In Middle Age Is Not Inevitable

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It makes men and women despair. A bulging waistline and a protruding belly are often the first signs that middle age has taken over.

Somehow, that flabby spare tyre around the middle is almost guaranteed to form in our 40s, stretching our clothes to previously unknown limits and sending us scurrying for the diet plans.

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