Understanding the Hidden Health Hazards of Visceral Fat: Causes, Effects, and Prevention. (Part-1)

Intra-abdominal or core fat surrounds organs such the liver, pancreas, and intestines. Its link with chronic diseases makes visceral fat a concealed health risk, unlike subcutaneous fat. 

Causes of Visceral Fat: A diet high in refined carbohydrates, sweets, and saturated fats can increase visceral fat. Weight gain and abdominal fat storage can result from overeating, especially from processed foods.

Sitting and inactivity cause visceral fat. Regular exercise burns calories and inhibits visceral fat buildup.

Genetics can affect belly fat storage. Some people are genetically predisposed to visceral fat.

Visceral fat can result from hormonal abnormalities including persistent stress-induced cortisol levels. Hormonal changes with age can impact fat distribution.

Effects of Visceral Fat: Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are linked to visceral fat.

Visceral fat increases heart attack and stroke risk. It raises triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. NAFLD: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can worsen, is linked to visceral fat.

Chronic low-grade inflammation is caused by visceral fat. Inflammation increases chronic illness risk.

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