Abdominal Fat and Disease Risk
Where you store your fat is directly linked to risk factors of specific diseases.
There is plenty of research in the literature that links abdominal fat to heart disease and diabetes type 2, which are both closely related to the condition known as metabolic syndrome (Björntorp, 1996 Haffner, 2007 )
Kids with high abdominal fat tend to develop very serious chronic disease by their twenties (Bergman et al ,2007;Whitmer, 2007). Hence, functional medicine doctors are now measuring abdominal circumference during routine check-ups to assess the potential risk to the patient (Lee et al 2007)
Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases have been associated to the endocrine function of abdominal body fat (Despres and Lemieux, 2006)
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