If a person is overweight, the latter can “poison” almost the entire body. Physicians warn about the existence of a number of risks due to lack of control over body weight, writes The Conversation.
Every person has fat on their belly called visceral fat. Its main purpose is to provide protection for organs and back from damage. However, if you accumulate reserves in excess, this threatens the development of a number of dangerous ailments. Due to this fat, damaging molecules and hormones can enter the bloodstream. In particular, visceral fat generates proteins, which can cause the body's insulin sensitivity to decrease. This leads to a spike in glucose levels, which in the long term risks developing into diabetes. Another danger is associated with uncontrolled cell growth and replication, which increases the likelihood of cancer.
The results of the scientists' work demonstrate that in the case of citizens suffering from cardiovascular diseases, surgical removal of heart fat can serve as an effective method of treatment.