6 causes of abdominal fat accumulation
Experts mentioned six causes that could lead to the deposition of fat in the abdominal area.
First and foremost, the aging of the body affects the accumulation of harmful visceral fats in the abdominal cavity, according to the location of the “Mydik forum “.
The rate of metabolism and fat burning in the body is decreasing, women’s active weight gain often occurs after menopause, with fat concentrated mainly in the abdominal area, due to a sharp decrease in estrogen and progesterone.
Also, it may be the cause of eating large amounts of refined carbohydrates, found in breads and sweets that prevent the body from burning fat.
In addition, the lack of healthy fats in the diet leads to weight gain. With the active consumption of meat and dairy products, visceral fat accumulates.
Healthy fats are found in olive oil, nuts and Fish “Omega 3 ” which reduce inflammation associated with the growth of adipose tissue in the stomach.
Experts also identified stress and lack of sleep, as reasons for the growth of fat on the abdomen, and in the first case, cortisol is produced, which affects the growth of visceral fats.
Studies have shown that sleep less than 5 hours a day increases the risk of excess weight by 30%.
The last reason for gastric fat accumulation is polycystic ovarian syndrome, in which case the body produces a lot of testosterone.