belly-fat.jpg According to a research conducted by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, women who have excess fat deposits in their mid-section are at an increased risk of contracting diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart problems. This is the first time that a link between abdominal fat and inflammation has been made. This is an important discovery that can help physicians efficiently diagnose metabolic related diseases and inflammatory symptoms.

Study findings
a. There is a link between abdominal fat and systemic inflammation.
b. Abdominal fat secrets certain molecules that increase inflammation.
c. People who store fat in the abdomen are more prone to heart diseases and diabetes.
d. Too much fat in the belly can make a person resistant to insulin.
e. According to a 2004 study conducted by Washington University, it was found that surgical removal of abdominal fat did not provide any metabolic benefits.
f. Experts have recommended to lose fat in the abdomen with a strict diet and exercise.
g. Belly fat is not easy to remove surgically because it is very close to the intestines and other internal organs.
h. Visceral fat in the gut region secrete high levels of called interleukin-6 (IL-6) into portal vein blood.