The Dangers of Visceral Fat

Many people view body fat as relatively harmless and merely something they want to get rid of to look and feel better. But did you know that one type of fat can be very dangerous.  Maybe you didn’t realize that there are two basic types of body fat.  Subcutaneous fat is stored just below your skin.  It’s the fat that you can pinch easily from just about anywhere on your body.  On the other hand, visceral fat is known as the “deep” fat.  It actually wraps around major organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Visceral fat is especially dangerous because these fat cells do more than just sit there and cause your pants to feel tight.  They also change the way your body operates.  Carrying around excess visceral fat is linked with an increased risk for:  Coronary heart disease, Cancer,  Stroke, Dementia, Diabetes, Sexual dysfunction & Sleep disorders