Is your belly putting on fat? Do you feel embarrassed in parties due to your excess belly fat? You would be surprised to know that belly fat can cause several diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, dementia, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
People with surplus belly fat have more possibility of developing insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. According to the findings of a research carried out in United States, more than 1 out of 3 adults are deemed to be obese. Medical terminology used for belly fat is ‘visceral fat’. This fat surrounds liver and organs in abdomen.
Several factors are responsible for the increase in your belly fat and you must be aware of them. Here are 5 reasons why you are gaining belly fat are mentioned below:
1. Apple-shaped body
Individuals having apple-shaped body are more likely to gain belly fat. These individuals store much of their fat around waistline. Unfortunately, body structure is based on genetics and therefore you cannot do much in this regard. Try to do regular workouts and also decrease calories intake.
2. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Nearly 20% of females are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome during reproductive years. Their body secretes more testosterones that results in weight gain, particularly in middle region. The most obvious symptoms of PCOS are irregular symptoms, acne, and surplus body hair. Do consult your doctor if you have polycystic ovary syndrome.