How Does Belly Fat Affect Your Heart?

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Being overweight is never a good thing for your heart, but where you carry your weight could play a major role in how it affects your heart health. Studies have indicated that fat carried around the midsection is more dangerous for the heart than fat carried on other parts of the body. Because of this, people with a high amount of belly fat should make weight loss a priority.

Fat around the belly is called visceral fat. People with high levels of visceral fat have a greater risk of cardiovascular death, even if they have a normal body mass index (BMI). Doctors aren’t sure why visceral fat is so dangerous, but it may be because visceral fat increases the risk of insulin resistance and other health problems that impact the heart. Burning belly fat can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

If you’re concerned about how visceral fat is affecting your heart health, make an appointment at Cardiac Solutions . To schedule a consultation at one of our heart health centers in Glendale or Phoenix, call (623) 208-5305.


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