NYT- Ask Well: Do I Carry a Dangerous Amount of Belly Fat?
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In this article from the New York Times Ask Well blog writer Karen Weintraub discusses viseral fat, or belly fat, and the medical issues related to it. Belly fat is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and sleep problems. Although it is not known when exactly belly fat becomes dangerous, most of the health problems linked to fat are strongly linked to belly fat. The article also talks about the role that age and genetics play in belly fat.