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How Belly Fat is Slowly Killing You

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Besides being unsightly, belly fat can be dangerous to your health in several ways. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a third of people in the world are having too much belly fat. 

The visceral fat has many dangers on a person’s health and can lead to death in the long run. The midsection fat is mostly brought by unhealthy eating habits. Consuming foods that are high in fats, sugar and failing to exercise can expose you to the dangers of belly fat. 

The major risk of belly fat is that it increases the cholesterol in the body. The high cholesterol in the belly region can be transferred to other parts of the body when blood is being pumped. When that happens, your health can get compromised in most body parts. 

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Another danger of the belly fat is that your blood vessels can get narrowed. According to the American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the belly fat can trigger proteins present in an individual’s bloodstream thinning important blood vessels in the body. When that happens, your blood pressure is likely to increase leading to deadly cardiovascular conditions. 

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Besides that, too much fat in the midsection can promote the growth of cancer cells and development of type 2 diabetes. In this way, your belly fat can expose you to dangerous chronic illnesses that may kill you in the long run. It is advisable that you be watchful of what you eat and exercise regularly to get rid of belly fat.  

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