Peripheral and Visceral Fat: Learn How to Fight It


If you want to eliminate visceral and peripheral fat, you’ll have to make some changes to your routine. Eat 4-5 smaller meals throughout the day and exercise.

We’re sure that you’ve heard of the risks that visceral fat poses to your health. While it’s true that women tend to suffer more from “peripheral fat”, neither one is healthy which is why it’s important to fight them on a daily basis.

How does it develop? What factors contribute to this common problem? A poor diet and a lack of exercise are two of the most common causes.

However, there are a few other factors we should be aware of: genetics, menopause, unhealthy diets that are detrimental to your health, instead of promoting weight loss.

Today on our page, we’d like to give you a little more information on the subject.

Visceral fat, a danger to your health


Everyone, to a greater or lesser extent, has a certain amount of fat in their bodies. If you feel your thighs, you’ll notice the layer of subcutaneous fat that the majority of women have.

Now if you feel your abdomen, you’ll likely notice a slight bulge which means that a layer of dangerous visceral fat exists around your stomach, intestines and liver. This type of fat can cause serious problems.

Doctors point out that men have a greater tendency to develop visceral fat. There’s a really high risk that sooner or later, it will cause a heart attack or other cardiac problems.

Keep in mind:

  • Visceral fat is not inactive. That means that it doesn’t just sit there surrounding your stomach and liver. On the contrary, it’s really active when it comes to releasing harmful toxic substances into the blood stream.
  • This type of fat causes inflammation and leads to arteriosclerosis. It can lead to problems in the digestive system and colon and many times is responsible for diabetes and certain types of cancer.
  • Something many people may not know is that visceral fat can affect your mood. Do you know how? It causes fatigue, general malaise, mood swings, stress, and anxiety, as well as certain types of depression that cause elevated levels of cortisol in the blood.
  • The simple fact that it leeches toxic substances into the bloodstream also causes what is known as metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance. If you suffer from hypertension, visceral fat can exacerbate the problem even more. It’s something to keep in mind.