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Does belly fat cause blood sugar problems?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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It Can: Intraabdominal fat in excess may lead to Insulin resistance and ⬆insulin levels. Pancreas cells making Insulin may eventually tire out which would allow blood sugar to ⬆. Apple shaped people as opposed to those with pear shape are most susceptible to this. With it often comes ⬆bp, ⬆triglycerides and/or ⬇good cholesterol, sometimes obstructive sleep apnea and ⬆risk for early heart disease.

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