Why your beer belly isn't funny
SEE ALSO :Drinking coffee lowers diabetes riskThis fat causes your blood sugar to rise. This means that more insulin is produced to combat this effect. In the long run, your body cells don’t react in the normal way to insulin, a condition called insulin resistance. If left unchecked, this causes Type 2 diabetes and heart ailments. 3. Increased cancer risk Belly fat has been linked to increased risk of colorectal and bowel cancers. The researchers found that while excess visceral fat stimulated the growth of normal, healthy cells it also promoted cancerous change of the cells by releasing a protein called fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2). 4. Sleep apnea Do you snore in your sleep and wake up in the morning exhausted? Well, you could blame it on your belly fat. Sleep apnea is characterised by periods of breathing stops and starts. It is a potentially serious condition and medical researchers claim that it can be helped by losing the belly fat.