Top 10 Things to Know About Belly Fat
Condiments, crunches, or driving: Which one helps reduce belly fat? Boost your belly IQ and your spare tire may vanish. By RealAge
1. Belly Fat is Worse Than Other Fat
It's true: Belly fat is the worst kind of fat -- and not just because of the way it looks in beach pictures. Deep belly fat (the kind that makes for a classic beer belly) actually churns out proteins and hormones that make all kinds of bad things worse, including LDL (lousy) cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglycerides. It's also a player in insulin resistance and red-alert-causing inflammation. Makes that fat on your thighs seem downright charming, no? Get more details on why belly fat makes your doctor so nervous.