Having an extra bulk of fat stored within your abdominal cavity not only makes you overweight and increases the risk of different disease but also spoils your overall appearance.
Most of the fat that accumulates around the waistline is deeply embedded in the abdomen which makes it pretty tough to get rid of. Not to mention that visceral is hard to notice as it envelops the organs located in the midsection of your body. This includes pancreas, liver, and intestines.
While it is normal to have some percentage of visceral fat when it goes beyond a certain limit, it can interfere with the healthy functioning of your liver and may result in stroke, choking, and even death due to high cholesterol.
The majority of the people who have a high percentage of subcutaneous fat also tend to develop diabetes and high blood pressure. A study also tells that excessive visceral fat can even cause cancer, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
How to Know if You Have High Percentage?
On average, for women, if the waistline is more than 30-inches and for men 40-inches+, then it is a red signal that you have excess stomach fat, despite having a healthy weight and overall good health.
All that said above means that if your visceral fat stuck in your abdomen, you must take necessary steps to get rid of it ASAP.