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    Stomachs: Does Size Matter?


    by Roboticoncology

    It does, says top prostate cancer surgeon Dr. David Samadi. Excess belly fat, known as visceral fat, causes a range of medical problems including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. While gastric bypass or lap band surgery can ultimately help obese men and women lose weight, Dr. Samadi says it is critical to institute healthy habits for maintaining a moderate weight. He urges viewers to get 30 minutes of exercise at least 3x per week, eat a healthy breakfast, drink 7 glasses of water per day, and get 7 hours of sleep each night. As a general rule, a woman’s waist should be 35 inches or less and a man’s should be 40 inches or less.