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Does belly fat cause blood sugar problems?

Does belly fat cause blood sugar problems?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Does excess belly fat cause high estrogen in men or does high estrogen cause the excess belly fat?

Does excess belly fat cause high estrogen in men or does high estrogen cause the excess belly fat?

Obesity: It is obesity increases estrogen in men. But, then a vicious cycle occurs. So both answers can be right. But, usually first comes obesity and second comes increased estrogen levels. ...Read more

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How does belly fat increase?

How does belly fat increase?

Same BUT dangerous: Belly fat accumulates like in any other fat depot, but that fat secretes some nasty chemicals. Resistin=insulin resistance and diabetes, interleukins ; tumor necrosis factor=inflammation and cancer! we used to think fat cells just increased in size. We now know that fat cells get larger but then they split and accumulate. Regular sit-ups burns upper ab fat, leg raises burn lower ab fat. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid belly fat gain?

What could cause rapid belly fat gain?

Stress + eating: + alcohol. Increased stress increases cortisol levels, which tend toward increasing abdominal fat. Liquid calories (alcohol or sugar beverages) consumption, along with "comfort foods" (when stressed) make this worse. ...Read more

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Does fat cause the skin tightness?

Does fat cause the skin tightness?

Not really: Fat is just padding. Loss of fat can make the skin look "looser" but too much fat doesn't tighten it really. ...Read more

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Heard that overeating causes stomach fat. And eating doughnuts, ice cream, etc causes wide fat.True or does fat jus distribute different for everyone?

Heard that overeating causes stomach fat. And eating doughnuts, ice cream, etc causes wide fat.True or does fat jus distribute different for everyone?

Fat deposition.: The types of foods you eat won't dictate where on your body you'll accumulate fat. You have a predetermined body type, so your fat deposition is hardwired within you. ...Read more

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Does masterbation causes bely fat in women?

Does masterbation causes bely fat in women?

No: No correlation, no causation. Maybe just the opposite... If done with enough vigor, could even be enough exercise to reduce fat. ...Read more

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How can I reduce visceral fat and external fat?

How can I reduce visceral fat and external fat?

Weight/fat loss: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Does hunger cause belly ache and defecation?

Does hunger cause belly ache and defecation?

Belly ache-yes: Defecation, no. It certainly can give you an ache in your stomach, but defecation would not be a normal sign of hunger as your digestive system will slow. You can still have a bowel movement, but it will not be specifically from the hunger. ...Read more

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What can cause fat malabsorption?

What can cause fat malabsorption?

Some infections...: ...Or sometimes the pancreas does not make enough of the enzyme lipase (as in cystic fibrosis). ...Read more

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Does pulling your gut in during weightlifting help reduce belly fat and create stronger abdominals? And is it unhealthy to do so?

Does pulling your gut in during weightlifting help reduce belly fat and create stronger abdominals? And is it unhealthy to do so?

Core strength: "pulling your gut in" usually involves engaging your core strength/abdominal pelvic musculature instead of a "valsalva"-like pushing out technique. Not unhealthy. Works different abdominal muscles & "pulling your gut in" generally creates a stronger core and cosmetically better appearing abdominal area. ...Read more

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Does have excess body fat lead to cancer?

Does have excess body fat lead to cancer?

One factor: Obesity and excessive intake of saturated fats is one factor in the pathogenesis of cancer. ...Read more

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How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

Maintain 25 lbs limt: It is expected to gain upto 25 pounds during pregnancy so - check and make sure you do not exceed this limit and do not worry about weight gain excessively the tough part is postpartum to switch gears to bring down your hunger and diet habits if you switch back your eating pattern between 15 days - 21 days post pregnancy you will do fine. ...Read more

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Whst is intea abdominal fat and rhat causes it?

Whst is intea abdominal fat and rhat causes it?

Abdominal fat: In over weight persons, excess abdominal fat can be deposited between the skin and the abdominal wall (subcutaneous), or it can be inside the abdominal wall (intra- abdominal). In either case, this is a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease, and can be improved with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Can the sugar in fruit cause belly fat like normal sugars would?

Can the sugar in fruit cause belly fat like normal sugars would?

Yes...: Most naturally occurring sugars in fruit break down to half fructose and half glucose in the body. Excess sugar of any kind will turn on your Insulin pump and store excess calories as fat. Its usually not the naturally occurring sugars you need to worry about creating belly fat. Limit the added sugars found in most foods to 100 calories (6.5 teaspoons) per day for women (9.5 tsp/d for men). ...Read more

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How does alcohol cause increased lipolysis in adipose tissues?

How does alcohol cause increased lipolysis in adipose tissues?

Fat cells and Alcoho: Fatty molecules are often made in excess when one is drinking alcohol. Most alcohol calories are sugars which is the main cause of fatty cell growth. I do not know of any physiology that would say alcohol causes lipolysis in adipose tissue. It is most likely to add to adipose tissue. ...Read more

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M South Indian.Body Fat & Belly Fat related?If a male/female has body fat surely they will have big fat belly or a lean person can also have big belly

M South Indian.Body Fat & Belly Fat related?If a male/female has body fat surely they will have big fat belly or a lean person can also have big belly

Estrogen affect: Body fat and belly fat can be related in people who are obese.But even lean people can have belly fat or big belly which is not related to obesity but due to aramatisation of Testosterone which gets converted to estrogen in men and causes big belly and often brest enlargement . And in women due to excess estrogen ...Read more

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I'm putting on belly fat from stress, is this something to be worried about?

I'm putting on belly fat from stress, is this something to be worried about?

Stress weight gain: Weight gain is from calories, not stress. But if you are stressed you may not be exercising and eating right. Count your calories, i bet you are eating more than you think. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose belly fat brought on by stress and middle age without drugs?

Is there a way to lose belly fat brought on by stress and middle age without drugs?

Can't specifically: Get rid of lower abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. No matter what ads promise – you can't spot reduce without surgery. ...Read more

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I used to weigh 136 now i weigh 140 im gaining so much weigh i been having stress laetly that i just want to eat whT can i do to loose belly fat quik?

I used to weigh 136 now i weigh 140 im gaining so much weigh i been having stress laetly that i just want to eat whT can i do to loose belly fat quik?

Find other ways to: address your stress besides eating.Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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What is d main Cause of belly fat.

What is d main Cause of belly fat.

Excess calories: When you consume more calories than you burn, the excess is deposited as fat, everywhere in the body, although the belly is a common place to store that fat. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of soda cause belly fat?

Yes: Each 12oz can of soda has 180 calories. Even diet soda causes belly fat. The artificial sweetners trigger Insulin release. This leads to fat storage. ...Read more

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Will bananas and strawberries cause belly fat?

Will bananas and strawberries cause belly fat?

Not specifically: These are healthy foods but any foods eaten in sufficient quantities can contribute to weight gain just because of added calories. Take care. ...Read more

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Does excess belly fat cause high estrogen in men or does high estrogen cause the excess belly fat?

Obesity: It is obesity increases estrogen in men. But, then a vicious cycle occurs. So both answers can be right. But, usually first comes obesity and second comes increased estrogen levels. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid belly fat gain?

Stress + eating: + alcohol. Increased stress increases cortisol levels, which tend toward increasing abdominal fat. Liquid calories (alcohol or sugar beverages) consumption, along with "comfort foods" (when stressed) make this worse. ...Read more

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What foods cause belly fat? I'm 102 lbs 5'4 and i eat every and anything!

Flour starch sugar: Foods that stimulate the pancreas to make insulin, like sugar, starch, white flour will lead to increased deposition of fat around your mid section. ...Read more

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This past year IV seen my weight go up and maybe its be cause my age. How do i loose belly fat? Iv always been skiny at 115 and know im 128

This past year IV seen my weight go up and maybe its be cause my age. How do i loose belly fat? Iv always been skiny at 115 and know im 128

Belly adipose: You can lose your belly fat. Eat smart: Less sugar, less refined/simple carbs; no saturated fats, no meat fats; eat mostly fruit, veggies, whole grain products, nuts, yogurt, egg white, fish, very lean meats; aim for about 1800 cal per day; count calories; then exercise at least twice daily -- walking is excellent; add crunches, twists, pilates; aim to burn calories; breakfast is key: NO CARB ...Read more

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Does belly fat cause blood sugar problems?

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. ...Read more

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Can the sugar in fruit cause belly fat like normal sugars would?

Yes...: Most naturally occurring sugars in fruit break down to half fructose and half glucose in the body. Excess sugar of any kind will turn on your Insulin pump and store excess calories as fat. Its usually not the naturally occurring sugars you need to worry about creating belly fat. Limit the added sugars found in most foods to 100 calories (6.5 teaspoons) per day for women (9.5 tsp/d for men). ...Read more

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I m 23yrs old i want to lose my belly fat bcoz it sometimes causes pain around my stomach...Is there anything that i can do except exercise i m lazy?

I m 23yrs old i want to lose my belly fat bcoz it sometimes causes pain around my stomach...Is there anything that i can do except exercise i m lazy?

See doctor first: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I am very skinny except in the belly region. I can't do push-ups. Is there something to eat that won't cause me to have belly fat or any easy exercises?

I am very skinny except in the belly region. I can't do push-ups. Is there something to eat that won't cause me to have belly fat or any easy exercises?

Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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Do daily bananas cause belly fat and constipation?

Do daily bananas cause belly fat and constipation?

Bananas: Daily banana consumption is not a major contributor to belly fat and constipation. ...Read more

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Is it impossible to lose belly fat caused by c section?

C-section: Does not cause belly fat. Eating more than you burn off causes belly and all other fat to accumulate. The only way to remove it is by eating less and exercising more. 3500 calories to the pound. Plus you don't get to choose from where you body will break down the fat. ...Read more

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Why does drinking alcohol cause belly fat?

Why does drinking alcohol cause belly fat?

Calories: Alcohol-containing drinks have a surprising amount of calories ranging from 100 (light beer) to 300 (margarita) to 500 (pina colada). These are 'empty' calories and so do not fill you up. In fact alcohol can make you hungrier too. And some people who drink a lot may do less exercise too. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will maize meal cause belly fat?

Need doctor's help! will maize meal cause belly fat?

Any time that : Calories consumed exceed calories burned, one will gain weight whether it is maize or a different food substance. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for getting rid of belly fat. Also if i eat fruit will it cause belly fat because of the natural sugar?

Calories are key: All fat is essentially providing the same purpose -- insulation, protection and energy -- so whether you want to lose abdominal, back or buttock fat, you must consume fewer calories than you need and while some foods are better for your general well being there is no food that is a fat- burner. Lose weight by eating 500 fewer calories a day than your requirements and you will lose 1 lb weekly. ...Read more

Dr. James Chappell
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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

Abdominal obesity is also known as central obesity or central adiposity. It occurs when there is excess fat around the abdomen/ abdominal organs and has been ...Read more