Health Roundup: Beer Bellies Linked With Weak Bones

Your Thursday morning Wellbeing roundup:

Bellies and bones: Guys with a lot of fat around their abdomens — beer bellies that are so-called — might have more bones than men with fat a small study suggests. Big bellies are related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers speculate that belly fat may help activate inflammation. (Reuters)

Diabetes and surgery: type 2 diabetes may not be combated by Weight reduction surgery as as early studies suggested, a new study finds. Their diabetes is lost by approximately 68 percent of patients following operation, however, one third of those patients become diabetic within five years, researchers say. (New York Times)

Testicular cancer: Doctors have long known that babies born with undescended testicles have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer later. A new study puts the risk at three times that of other boys. But actual numbers remain low: a tripled risk means three to nine boys from 100,000 will develop the cancer as young adults. (NBC News)

Today’s talker: Are plus-sized store mannequins a positive nod toward plus-sized people or a gloomy nod to an unhealthy “new standard?” While Reddit users debate the issue — and some businesses take advantage of the growing interest in marketing to the fat — ABC News reports that the shop mannequin remains a svelte, and not too average, size 6 or 4.