Weight gain that is limited to the belly region is still showing to increase a person’s risk for heart disease.
A study that was recently performed by the AHA journal showed that women who have a lot of visceral fat in the abdominal area showed a 10%-20% increase in their overall risk of developing heart disease.
Physicians recommended reducing the amount of weight gain by healthy habits such as increasing your physical activity.
- A March 2018 study is what revealed the direct link between abdominal fat and heart disease is still prevalent.
- Women who had high levels of visceral fat in their abdominal regions had a 10%-20% higher chance of developing heart disease.
- Medical professionals suggest monitoring weight gain and reducing it by activities such as exercise.
“Muffin top. Spare tire. Beer belly. Whatever you call it, research shows that extra fat around your belly poses a unique health threat.”