While most of us flaunt our beer belly with pride, there might be some hidden dangers associated with it. According to a new study conducted in Rochester, Minnesota, it was shown that having a beer belly could be worse than being overweight.
The study was able to fight out that people with normal BMI and central obesity (Stomach fat in simple words) had higher risks of heart diseases when compared to other participants without central obesity.
“The belly is usually the first place we deposit fat, so people classified as overweight BMI but without a fat belly probably have more muscle which is good for health. Muscle is like a metabolic storehouse and helps decrease lipid and sugar levels in the blood.” The author notes.
So if you have a beer belly, it’s about time you start working on it.