Battling That Bulge

Tips for getting a flat stomach

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WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2002 (HealthDayNews) -- Even though you're not overweight, is your stomach more fat than flat?

It may be that you're genetically inclined to accumulate fat in that area. Also, as you age and lose height, your bulges can become more prominent.

Here's the skinny on some tummy tips from the August issue of the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource:

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It never hurts to keep yourself in healthy shape. The American Heart Association has this primer on exercise.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic, news release, July 26, 2002

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