Carrying too much belly fat is strongly linked to diabetes and heart disease especially for women

Recent research shows that carrying visceral fat, the fat stored around the organs in the belly and around the intestines, appears to be a significant risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, particularly in women.

Researchers from Uppsala University studied more than 325,000 participants taking part in UK Biobank. It was found that visceral fat is a possible causal risk factor for hypertension (high blood pressure), heart attack/angina, type 2 diabetes, and hyperlipidemia (when the blood has too many lipids).

The findings have been published in Nature Medicine.

A new large-scale European study has found that carrying visceral fat, which is the fat stored around the organs in the belly and around the intestines, appears to be a major risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially among women. Carried out by researchers from Uppsa…

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