Belly fat can contribute to high blood pressure, high cholesterol & high triglyceride levels, which can all increase the risk of heart disease.
The accumulation of belly fat can lead to insulin resistance, which in turn can cause high blood sugar levels & increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Belly fat has been linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon cancer & pancreatic cancer.
Excess belly fat, can lead to sleep apnea, which causes a person to stop breathing for short periods of time during sleep.
Excess belly fat can put pressure on the joints, leading to joint pain & an increased risk of arthritis.
Studies have suggested that, belly fat may be linked to a decline in cognitive function & an increased risk of dementia.