The Truth About Belly Fat

Having a protruding belly isn't just about fitting into your favourite jeans or cutting a dashing silhouette. The truth is, how fat is stored in the body makes a huge difference to your health. Regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat indicates a large amount of visceral fat, surrounding your organs and dramatically increasing the risk of a list of life-threatening diseases.

"Subcutaneous fat is the belly fat you can feel if you pinch excess skin and tissue around your middle. Visceral fat is belly fat that accumulates in your abdomen in the spaces between your organs. Too much visceral fat is strongly linked with a greater risk of serious health problems."