A slim and lean belly makes a person sexy, attractive and confident.
On the contrary, a spare tire or beer belly is often viewed negatively.
Understandably, as no one can possibly feel sexy or confident with fat jiggling from their middles.
Image aside, a lean belly is definitely healthier.
Individuals with an apple shaped body, i.
abdominal fat, are predisposed to various obesity related medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease and strokes.
Individuals with a pear shaped body i.
fat accumulation at the hips and thighs, are less predisposed to these diseases.
The above fact may seem impossible to believe.
Fat is still fat no matter where it is located, right? That is not so true as abdominal fat is more sinister compared to fat elsewhere.
This is because, the higher amount of abdominal fat we have, the higher the levels of C-reactive protein within our body.
C- reactive protein is an inflammatory marker and very high levels in the blood are linked to heart disease.
Even more sinister than abdominal fat is visceral fat.
This is the fat that sticks to our internal organs such as the heart and liver.
Visceral fat is metabolized by the liver.
Subcutaneous fat refers to fat located just beneath the skin.
Extensive research has been carried out in the field of obesity and its related medical conditions.
The results are definitely an eye opener and convey to us them importance of shedding belly fat.
When we lower our total body fat, we will actually be lowering the C-reactive protein levels within our body and this decreases our risk of heart disease.