Health

What risks hides belly fat

Sometimes the belly may be a nudity for a man, but today, and medically proven, it is dangerous to health. In fact, there are not many medical studies that emphasize that the big abdomen (the accumulated fat) is more dangerous than you think.

Belly fat is different from fat in any other part of the body. The extra weight that some people carry around the waist, hands or so-called “handles of love” is not the same. This is subcutaneous fat, which sits under the skin and is relatively harmless, according to Harvard Medical School.

Conversely, belly fat is a metabolically active tissue that actually acts as a separate organ, releasing substances to the rest of the body, which can increase the risk of some disease. In fact, men have more chances of fat accumulation around the abdomen than women.

Thus, a big belly increases the risk for:

  • Cardiopathy

  • High blood pressure

  • Stroke

  • High levels of triglycerides

  • Low levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea