Visceral Fat and the Risks
The U.S. spends up to 10 percent on medical bills from ailments that are associated with obesity. Belly fat is visceral fat, and as author David Zinczenko delicately puts it, it’s a parasite living in you. This fat wraps around your organs, causing more inflammation, and increasing fat cells to become more metabolically active. This gives you a greater chance of developing diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and increases the risk of heart attack up to 200 percent.
Every time your weight goes up, so does your risk, Zinczenko examine in Zero Belly Diet.