Of all the fat that can accumulate on your body, which is the most dangerous?
Belly fat. Excess accumulation of belly fat is more dangerous than excess fat around your hips and thighs.
Belly fat is associated with serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
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Your genes can contribute to your being overweight and help determine where you carry this extra fat, but poor lifestyle choices are likely to worsen the issue.
What Health Risks Are Linked To Belly Fat?
Belly fat appears to be especially bad for the heart. Studies have linked belly fat to heart failure, atherosclerosis, and other cardiovascular problems. It also has been associated with osteoporosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and other health problems.
Watch Those Calories!
Eating high-fat foods is not helpful, but excess calories of any kind can increase your waistline and contribute to belly fat. Still, there is no single cause of belly fat. Genetics, diet, age, and lifestyle can all play a role. Changing dietary habits can help you fight the battle of the bulge and fight belly fat: Read labels, reduce saturated fats, increase the amount of fruits and veggies you eat, and control and reduce your portions.
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article courtesy of BlackDoctor.org