Why Visceral Fat is Dangerous?


Fat is such a thing, which is increased silently and harms our body slowly. When it exceeds limits then it feels uncomfortable and creates various health problem. First, it affects our look. People loses ability of movement freely. Some dangerous diseases like dementia, cancer, depression, heart attack are also triggered from fat intake in the body.


Visceral Fat


It is a kind of fat that is found under skin. This gel like fat actually is formed under major parts of body like liver, kidneys and pancreas. People with extended belly and large waistline is suspected having visceral fat. Due to lack of proper understanding, most of the people are unaware about it. It not only bothers you but also affects internal function badly. So it is a risk for your health. In the latter part, I would discuss how it is poses as threat for health.


Enhanced Inflammation


Visceral fat is associated with production of inflammatory molecules and hormone that are amassed to the liver, kidney, intestine etc. when this fat accumulation is exaggerated then metabolism process is disrupted.


Risk of Diabetes


It has great contribution in insulin resistance. So there is risk of developing diabetes. People having large amount of fat in the abdomen are in risk of developing various serious diseases including diabetes. In study, it is found that woman who are fit and slim compared to those who have big belly stay protected from metabolic diseases. Visceral fat is vulnerable for men but women are not free from this risk. To reduce the chances of having these serious health problems it is obvious to ensure healthy fat free diet.


It Becomes Difficult to Lose Weight


If you want to reduce weight than visceral, fat that will create obstacle for losing weight. When visceral fat starts, being stored it influence hunger mechanism, so weight start to gain. As stored fat regulate metabolism process, weight management becomes uncertain. As it is insulin resistant, higher level of insulin causes calories conversion into fat. Refined carbohydrate also responsible for increasing weight.


Risk of Heart Disease


There is a risk of being attacked with heart related diseases. Visceral fat produce inflammatory cytokines, which directly causes heart diseases. It is blamed for inflammatory diseases. Due to inflammation, our body becomes overwhelmed with various toxins and cholesterol. Visceral fat is involved in creating cardiovascular diseases high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, triglycerides.


Having Dementia


It is very difficult to state how dementia and visceral fat is linked but a link is found between fat and dementia, obesity, vascular disease, inflammation etc. From a study, it is known that overweight causes inactivity of brain and weak performance in last age. A research suggest that people bear risk of having dementia who have large bellies. The bigger belly you have the more discomfort you will feel in your memory. Some patient with high level of visceral fat and type 2 diabetes but no dementia are found with abnormality in center brain.


Having Depression and Ill Temper


Visceral fat is related with hormonal changes like serotin, galantine. These hormonal changes cause depression. Boston University School of Medicine conducted a study and found that depression is somehow related with visceral adiposity.   


To avoid the dangerous of visceral fat you should follow some simple but consistent steps. Avoiding sugar content fruit juice, having vegetables rich meals, eating natural foods, leading an active life, ensuring proper sleep, staying positive and stress free are some primary condition for keeping visceral fat low. Most importantly, it is important to know what you are eating and how much you should eat. This idea can do a lot in controlling visceral fat.


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