A 37-year-old member asked:
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what are considered the most effective ab exercises to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fat: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013

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