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Why Do Men Gain Weight in Their Bellies? 

Why Do Men Gain Weight in Their Bellies? 

Men's Health, NEWS
Why is it that when men gain weight, they tend to develop potbellies? The answer has to do with how the body stores fat. When men gain weight, the default storage place is the belly. Think of it like the trunk of a car, said Dr. Zhaoping Li, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles. Just like people loading up a trunk for a picnic at the park, "you can put things there; no problem," Li told Live Science. [What Does 'Fast Metabolism' Mean?] But if men eat too much and don't get enough exercise, then just like a jam-packed trunk, that belly space is going to run out of room, Li said. Once a man has a full potbelly, the body starts storing fat elsewhere, which is extremely unhealthy, she said. "When they run out of storage place in th...