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8 Things That Make You Gain Belly Fat

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Do you know that belly fat is not just bad to look at but unhealthy? In fact, belly fat may be more than just the result of eating too much.

The medical term for unhealthy fat in the belly is "visceral fat," which refers to fat surrounding the liver and other organs in your abdomen. Over time, this fat may lead to serious health conditions with fatal consequences.

Go through this ClipBook to know about things that make you gain belly fat.

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Stress

n many people, stress drives overeating. But instead of the excess calories being stored as fat all over the body, cortisol promotes fat storage in the belly Interestingly, women who have large waists in proportion to their hips have been found to...

Trans Fat

Have you ever thought that how and why diets high in saturated fats are dangerous to your health? When we indulge in a high-fat diet it influences not only the cholesterol levels in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but it also de...

Sugary Foods And Beverages

High-sugar foods include cakes and candies. Soda, flavoured coffee drinks and sweet tea are among the most popular sugar-sweetened beverages. Although too much sugar in any form may lead to weight gain, sugar-sweetened beverages may be especially ...

Gut Bacteria

Your body contains trillions of bacteria. The majority of these bacteria are located in your intestines. Gut bacteria play several important roles in your health, such as communicating with your immune system and producing certain vitamins. Your g...

Inactivity

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest risk factors for poor health. Over the past few decades, people have generally become less active. This has likely played a role in the rising rates of obesity, including abdominal obesity.

Alcohol

Alcohol suppresses testosterone production, the primary metabolic hormone, this can last up to 24 hours following consumption. So not only does alcohol delay your liver’s ability to break down fat, it also obstructs your body’s access to the hormo...

Menopause

Like most things menopause, the experience can vary widely from woman to woman, but some weight gain is common. While it doesn’t appear that menopause itself causes weight gain, body fat goes is impacted by the decrease in reproductive hormones. I...

Genes

Researchers have found genes that determine if fat is accumulated on the waist or elsewhere. However, they have also said that carrying a gene that makes you accumulate more fat does not mean that you cannot prevent yourself from becoming overweig...

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