The more belly fat you have, the more fat you probably have stored deep in your abdomen surrounding your heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and other vital organs.
This deep abdominal fat (visceral fat) is thought to negatively affect your health and metabolism. It may:
For example, visceral fat may interfere with your liver’s ability to properly regulate your cholesterol and blood sugar.
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