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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Cause of Belly Fat

You know what causes belly fat? It's the big "S", our bodies are designed to store some fat around the belly, where it can be easily accessed for energy when we feel stressed. Once the stress passes, the hormone cortisol commands our body to eat again and refuel. According to experts, this system worked well for our ancient ancestors whose stressors are wild animals and war, the kind of stress that prompted them to fight and run. Modern stress rarely requires physical activity, but triggers the same fattening pattern.

Many of us don't take stress seriously, but having extra belly fat puts us at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. A new study shows that people who carry excess weight around the stomach in their 40's are more likely to have dementia in their 70's.


Thank You SASHA!!!

1 comment :

sasha said...

Hay. Ako ito! :( Years of being stressed out siguro hehehe

 
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