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Belly fat may actually help your heart


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Your belly fat may someday help your heart!

Dutch researchers say fat cells liposuctioned from a patient's stomach can be infused inside the heart to repair damage from a heart attack.

In a study of 14 heart attack patients, this treatment reduced damaged heart tissue, increased blood flow to the heart and improved the heart's ability to pump.

Larger, more diverse studies to further test this procedure are under way.

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