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Everyday Habits You Wouldn't Believe Lead to Abdominal Fat

Developing belly fat —or visceral fat, the fat in the abdominal area that grows around vital organs like the liver and pancreas, raising health risks—can be a bit more complicated than "calories in, calories out." (Although burning more calories than you consume on a daily basis is a great starting point for reducing belly fat.) In fact, some of the everyday habits that can pack on belly fat might shock you—some aren't commonly associated with weight, and others may even be considered healthy. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Poor Sleep Researchers at Wake Forest University found that dieters who slept five hours or less every night put on 2 1/2 times more belly fat than people who got adequate sleep, meaning seven to nine hours a night. Experts say poor sleep alters the production of leptin and ghrelin, two hormones that regulate appetite. Not sleepin