Why Is Belly Fat So Bad?

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(BlackDoctor.org) — Belly fat. Article after article talks about how bad it is to have fat around your middle, but do you really know why? True, it doesn’t exactly look as nice as firm, trim abs, but there’s more to it than just how you look. Did you know that fat can even be a problem for thin people?

It’s true: There’s more to belly fat than just your size.

Where’s The Fat?

Not all fat is the same. “It behaves differently in different places,” says Carol Shively, PhD, a pathology professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine. And its behavior is the key to what your fat is doing to you.