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Spectrum Health – Dr. Bitner on what you need to know about belly fat

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 01, 2015

Dr. Diana Bitner of Spectrum Health is warning women about belly fat.

Why is belly fat so bad? There are several reasons, including both medical and personal issues, with belly fat:

  • Belly fat makes you feel unhealthy.
  • Belly fat can change your mood from cheerful to irritable.
  • Belly fat greatly increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and overall weight gain.
  • Belly fat adds more insulation, which can cause hot flashes and night sweats.

In addition, belly fat is extremely powerful because it is inside your abdominal cavity, not just under the skin like fat elsewhere on your body. When fat is so close to your liver, it can cause a condition called “insulin resistance.”

For more, call her at 616-262-8225.  Her office is at 3800 Lake Michigan Drive NW in Grand Rapids.