Does cycling burn belly fat?

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Sarah Achleithner

Cycling has been shown to improve lean body mass, enhance fat loss and assist with cholesterol control. Few studies to date have looked specifically at the relationship between belly fat and cycling, however, belly fat loss may occur as a result of weight reduction [


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[2] (2021). Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights. Harvard Health Publishing - Harvard Medical School.