Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds your organs, such as your stomach, liver, and intestines. Because these are all vital organs, excessive visceral fat can potentially be a threat to your health. These health risks include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 disease/insulin resistance, high cholesterol, strokes, and breast cancer.
Biochemical substances are inflammatory in nature and are released from visceral fat. This then can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Also, since visceral fat affects the liver, having an excess amount of this fat can make it difficult for you to digest or store the sugar you consume.
Cholesterol is also related to your liver, and the fatty acids from your visceral fat can alter the production of your cholesterol, adjusting it to increase the bad substances within it.
As for strokes, visceral fat releases biochemicals that can impact clotting capabilities, leading to strokes.
And finally, visceral fat can produce cytokines and raise levels of insulin, leading to breast cancer.
While all of these are dangerous to your body, getting rid of visceral fat is possible through making just a few simple changes in your daily lifestyle habits.
First, try increasing your physical activity, even if it is just walking around for thirty minutes every day.
Second, you can also simply change your diet - incorporate more greens and lean proteins into what you eat, cutting out more sugars and carbs.