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What is causing your belly fat?

What is causing your weight gain especially around the tummy and what can you do about it?
If you are gaining weight especially around your tummy, you may have a metabolic reason for your weight gain such as insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. Affecting one in three Americans that causes weight gain in and around the belly, insulin resistance is common.

Why belly fat is unhealthy fat? Unlike the subcutaneous fat which is protective, studies have shown that belly fat produces cytokines and other inflammation causing chemicals leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. In fact, waist circumference of over 40 inches in men and 36 inches in women(lower in Asian Populations), is one of the five criteria for metabolic syndrome.

What is insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is a condition during which the body’s cells don't use hormone called insulin properly. this hormone helps cells use glucose for energy.

• Insulin resistance increases th…