Can you pinch more than an inch around your middle? That flabby flesh seems to settle and spread out around the waist, creating a belly bulge that looks as though you’ve spent every one of your Saturdays drinking beer.

A protruding belly and love handles isn’t considered the most flattering look going. But what’s more, that belly fat can be a hazard to your health. In medical speak, subcutaneous fat is the belly fat that you can feel when you grab the skin and tissue around your middle. Then there’s visceral fat, which is more dangerous. It’s the belly fat that accumulates deep inside your abdomen in the spaces between your organs.

Belly Fat and Health Risks

Too much visceral fat increases your risk of serious health problems, producing substances that put you at risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and insulin resistance, where your body isn’t using insulin efficiently to turn food into energy.

All of this can increase your chances of cardiovascular disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But an excessive amount of any fat also boosts estrogen levels, which ups your odds of breast and colorectal cancers. That’s why rising obesity is such a threat to America’s health.
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