Hello! Dr. Urban here continuing my series on gut health issues as they pertain to particular medical problems you may have.
You may or may not have heard of the metabolic syndrome which is a collection of what scientists call risk factors.
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You may have heard of some of these risk factors; obesity, elevated blood sugar, elevated blood pressure and on it goes. But I want to talk about one of these risk factors, that is, belly or stomach fat. Over the weekend I was attending some games.
A man came up to me and as he sidled up, I noticed that he looked in pretty good shape. He was probably 60 and he was in good shape except for he had a moderate collection of belly fat. The tummy fat I got me to thinking. What does that mean?
The meaning is that if you have belly fat, you have at least one of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome and in my opinion you probably have other factors lurking under your skin.
You just don’t know. It might be pre diabetes e.g. What is going on? When you see yourself or someone with a belly fat, you have a fat storage problem. Stop right there. It’s not about exercise or a certain pill. All these things can help.
Reduced stress, taking Garcinia supplements, maybe a little cinnamon for blood sugar. These are attempts to change the situation, but belly fat is a fat storage problem. Learn more in the video!