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Belt getting tighter? Study finds a pot belly risky even if you’re not considered overweight

WASHINGTON A pot belly can be a bad thing ‚Äî even if you’re not considered overweight.

New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.

Knee replacement surgery gives more pain relief, but other options also help, study finds

People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more risks and there’s a good chance that less drastic approaches also would help. That’s the bottom line from the first study to strictly test other treatments against knee replacement, an operation done hundreds of thousands of times a year in the U.S.