Science Warns Against Extra Belly Fat – Daily Times

Science Warns Against Extra Belly Fat

Why Abdominal Fat is Dangerous

Dr. Mitchell says, "Abdominal fat secretes inflammatory chemicals that can damage blood vessels and cause heart disease.

What's Too Much Abdominal Fat?

"Abdominal fat is measured by waist circumference," says Dr. Mitchell. Men with a 40-inch waist are too big.

What Should People Know About Abdominal Fat?

"Losing abdominal fat can be difficult, but there are things you can do," says Dr. Mitchell.

Heart Disease

"Abdominal fat increases heart disease risk," says Dr. Mitchell. Extra abdominal fat increases heart disease risk.


Dr. Mitchell says abdominal fat increases diabetes risk for several reasons. "It raises blood sugar. It also causes insulin resistance.

Abdominal Fat Increases Our Risk of Cancer

"Excess abdominal fat is a risk factor for colon, rectal, pancreatic, breast, and endometrial cancers," says Dr. Mitchell.

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