The Shade Room posted two unflattering photos of Miss Diana Ross on Instagram. Ross is dressed in an all-black ensemble. The cotton-looking shirt beneath the open jacket exposes a rounded belly. Quickly, rumors swirled about Ross being pregnant. She’s not. She’s 71 years old. The post on The Shade Room’s Instagram page received 13k likes and plenty of shady comments.
But gaining stomach weight while aging is no funny matter. According to Harvard Medical School, “fat around the middle produces substances that can create serious health risks.” And “When it comes to body fat, location counts, and each year brings new evidence that the fat lying deep within the abdomen is more perilous than the fat you can pinch with your fingers.” That kind of visceral fat (a waist circumference of more than 35 inches) can cause cardiovascular disease, asthma, among other conditions.