Abdominal fat is not only an aesthetic problem. According to researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital, abdominal fat reduces bone mineral density and therefore increases the risk of osteoporosis, in addition to double the risk of asthma.

Lack of exercise

Researchers at the American University Johns Hopkins found it necessary to maintain an ideal weight, because abdominal fat is not only an aesthetic problem; but also harms health . It is therefore important to perform moderate exercise to lose the belly and improve cardiovascular health.

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According to publications Nutrition Hospital poor hormone regulation, or certain hormones involved in the metabolism of fatty acids and growth they are related to a greater predisposition to accumulate fat in the abdomen.

Improper diet

According publications of the Cuban Journal of Biomedical Research, exceed the required calories according to our weight, age and physical activity due to a disproportionate and ill – planned diet (rich in carbohydrates and fats) generates energy accumulation especially in the region abdominal.


The consume unhealthy snacks like potato chips, cookies or candies increase our caloric intake and thus abdominal fat, these foods do not provide nutrients for our body. Here we suggest some healthier snacks.

Alcohol excess

A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that excessive alcohol consumption is a highly predisposing (50%) to generate abdominal fat factor since these are liquid calories “extras” to solid foods.


Researchers at the Sanford Burnham Institute indicate that body fat genetically varies in different parts of the body. Look at the characteristics of your family, if much of it accumulates fat in the abdominal region, it may be that just as your body has this trend.


Nutritionist Patricia Ramirez indicates that during stressful situations the adrenal glands to release different hormones, particularly adrenaline and is stimulated. When increases blood, it favors the formation of body fat, which is deposited in the abdomen.

Scientists at the American Academy of Neurology showed that between 20 and 55 years, the excess fat also increases the risk of migraine and headaches. Do not forget to adopt a healthy lifestyle prevents accumulate fat in the abdominal region and therefore reduces the likelihood of disease.  Watch your health!