Being fat or overweight can cause coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, dementia, depression, arthritis, sexual dysfunction and sleep disorders.

Body fat comes in two types:

Subcutaneous fat, which is the noticeable layer of fat that lies just below the skin that jiggles and causes cellulite.


Visceral fat, which is sometimes referred to as ‘active fat’ because research has shown that this type of fat plays a distinctive and potentially dangerous role in affecting how our hormones function.

Visceral fat is technically excess intra-abdominal adipose tissue accumulation. In other words, it’s known as a “deep” fat that is stored further underneath the skin than “subcutaneous” belly fat. It’s a form of gel-like fat that is actually wrapped around major organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys.

Visceral fat can go completely unnoticed because it’s not visible to the naked eye.

Visceral fat is especially dangerous because these fat cells do more than just sit there and cause your pants to feel tight, they also change the way your body operates.

Excess visceral fat is the cause of many serious health problems. The higher the amount of [...]