Belly Fat May Up Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk |

Belly Fat May Up Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

If you are having an apple shaped body – in which weight is deposited around the abdomen – it may be high time to reduce the belly fat.


People who are genetically inclined to storing belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.People vary in their distribution of body fat — some put fat in their belly, which we call abdominal adiposity and some in their hips and thighs.



48 gene variants associated with waist-to-hip ratio, resulting in a genetic risk score. Genetic predisposition to abdominal adiposity is associated with significant increases in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, along with increases in blood lipids, blood glucose and systolic blood pressure.The lack of association between the body type genetic risk score and confounding factors such as diet and smoking provides strong evidence that abdominal adiposity itself contributes to causing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The findings could one day lead to the development of drugs designed to target belly fat, and perhaps lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.


So for a time being take care of your belly fat 😉

Stay healthy stay fit 🙂

Thank You !

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