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5 Worst Dangers of Visceral Fat, Says Science

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Visceral fat —more commonly known as belly fat—is more than unsightly. It just might be eating you alive. This type of fat isn't the kind you can pinch or feel; visceral fat surrounds organs deep within the abdomen, like the stomach, liver, pancreas and intestines. And its proximity to those vital organs can cause serious problems. These are the five worst dangers of visceral fat. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 Why Is Visceral Fat Dangerous? Fat stored in the abdomen seems to increase the production of inflammatory substances in the body. Its proximity to vital organs like the heart and liver can deposit those toxins there, with potentially dangerous consequences—including the following five big health risks. 2 Heart Disease " Studies that have examined the relationship between abdominal fat and cardiovascular outcomes con