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Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer. However, the deeper belly fat — the visceral fat that accumulates around abdominal organs — is metabolically active and has been strongly linked to a host of serious disease risks. DANGERS OF BELLY FAT Even if you’re relatively slender throughout most of your body, having excess belly fat can still cause health risks. That’s because fat cells aren’t just benign entities packed together, they actually generate adipose hormones and adipokines, says Dr.

Ludwig. Cytokines released by visceral fat tissue can trigger cancerous activity in healthy cells and interfere with other hormones in the body. This means people with excess abdominal fat are more prone to cancers of the breast, kidney, colon, gall bladder, and pancreas. 15.

5. • Excess belly fat is associated with increased risk for atherosclerosis and heart attacks in newly diagnosed diabetics (Atherosclerosis, October 01, 2019). • Having excess belly fat is a better predictor for cancer risk than just being overweight (British Journal of Cancer, April 25, 2019). Researchers have found excess visceral fat storage is a significant risk factor for metabolic health complications of obesity such as type 2 diabetes, fatty liver and heart disease. But compared to the fat that lies just underneath your skin (subcutaneous fat), the visceral kind is more likely to raise your risk for serious medical issues. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, type 2.

Visceral fat is belly fat that accumulates in your abdomen in the spaces between your organs. Too much visceral fat is strongly linked with a greater risk of serious health problems. The trouble with belly fat is that it’s not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin (subcutaneous fat). The trouble with belly fat is that it’s not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin (subcutaneous fat). It also includes visceral fat — which lies deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs.

As a result, people with lots of belly fat have a much higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Additionally, these hormones increase the risk of certain kinds of cancer: People with more visceral fat have a greater chance of getting colorectal cancer and breast cancer. Belly fat also dumps fat into the bloodstream, where it travels straight to the liver.

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Belly fat is dangerous because it sits close to critical organs like the heart and liver, and that abdominal fat may also be metabolized differently than other types of fat, contributing to higher cholesterol, blood fats and blood pressure.

“The Looneyspoons Collection” by Janet Podleski, Greta Podleski
from The Looneyspoons Collection
by Janet Podleski, Greta Podleski
Hay House, 2012

However the deposit of “belly fat,” called “visceral” fat, is strongly associated with greatly increased diabetes, cardiac risk, and severely compromised health.

“15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben's SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health” by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
from 15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben’s SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health
by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
SelectBooks, Incorporated, 2017

Belly fat is different from subcutaneous fat and is much more dangerous, as it contributes to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases.8 As can be seen in figure 1, belly fat lies underneath the tummy muscles.

“Belly Fat Breakthrough: Understand What It Is and Lose It Fast” by Dr. Stephen Boutcher
from Belly Fat Breakthrough: Understand What It Is and Lose It Fast
by Dr. Stephen Boutcher
Gallery Books, 2014

Not only visceral fat presents unfavorable metabolic behavior, but also subcutaneous fat located in the abdominal region, mainly below the abdominal fascia, being considered an independent risk factor for several morbidities and presenting a greater impact on the deterioration of insulin sensitivity [3, 6].

“XXVI Brazilian Congress on Biomedical Engineering: CBEB 2018, Armação de Buzios, RJ, Brazil, 21-25 October 2018 (Vol. 2)” by Rodrigo Costa-Felix, João Carlos Machado, André Victor Alvarenga
from XXVI Brazilian Congress on Biomedical Engineering: CBEB 2018, Armação de Buzios, RJ, Brazil, 21-25 October 2018 (Vol. 2)
by Rodrigo Costa-Felix, João Carlos Machado, André Victor Alvarenga
Springer Singapore, 2019

And having an excess of belly fat is especially dangerous.

“The New Abs Diet: The 6-week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life” by David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
from The New Abs Diet: The 6-week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
by David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
Rodale Press, 2010

Belly fat is some pretty scary stuff, so you need to identify whether you’re at risk.

“Belly Fat Diet For Dummies” by Erin Palinski-Wade
from Belly Fat Diet For Dummies
by Erin Palinski-Wade
Wiley, 2012

I know that I said belly fat was really the main physical marker—and it’s certainly the most dangerous one—but sugar won’t stop there.

“The Belly Fat Cure#” by Jorge Cruise
from The Belly Fat Cure#
by Jorge Cruise
Hay House, 2015

Nonetheless, the presence of increased total abdominal fat appears to be an independent risk

“Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report” by Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (U.S.), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
from Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report
by Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (U.S.), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, et. al.
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1998

Belly fat is the worst type of fat because it’s “toxic weight”—the type offat linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.

“Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet, including Simplified Science and No-cook Meal Plans” by Maria Emmerich, Craig Emmerich
from Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet, including Simplified Science and No-cook Meal Plans
by Maria Emmerich, Craig Emmerich
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

Fat around the belly is called visceral fat and is more dangerous than peripheral fat which lies mainly under the skin.

“Shut Up and Train!: A Complete Fitness Guide for Men and Women” by Deanne Panday
from Shut Up and Train!: A Complete Fitness Guide for Men and Women
by Deanne Panday
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2013

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