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Dangers Of Visceral Fat In The Body
1. Visceral fat increases risk of diabetes
Visceral fat can lead to diabetes because of the excessive amount of glycerol produced, causing abnormal function in liver which regulates glucose, says Dr Kasaragod.
2. Coronary artery disease
A 2010 research published by National Library of Medicine showed that visceral fat is considered an independent endocrine organ which actively produces biologically active molecules. This in turn leads to increase in chances of coronary artery disease. Computer topography can detect the link between visceral fat and coronary artery disease easily.
Visceral fat adds to the component of total body fat leading to increased BMI count, resulting in obesity.
Visceral fat is a type of fat that increases the risk of hypertension because of its unique ability to press nerve around abdomen, says Dr Kasaragod.
5. Bad cholesterol
According to Harvard Health Publishing, excess visceral fat is considered to be harmful because of its location near the portal vein. It is responsible for carrying blood from the intestinal area to the liver. Visceral fat releases substances, including free fatty acids. They enter the portal vein and go to the liver, where they can influence the blood lipids’ production. So, visceral fat is linked with higher bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol.