Alcohol is not the only cause but is the main factor
Fat is made up of an excess of energy due to you eating, drinking too much at once. According to scientists, "beer belly" is not directly related to drinking beer, alcohol, but drinking a lot of alcohol is the cause of excess energy, causing beer belly in men.
The reason is because alcoholic substances are stimulants that make it easy for us to drink excessively and to load more energy into the body. In addition, alcohol stimulates us to eat, makes us eat more, leading to more energy in excess.
In addition, the alcohol in alcohol will be preferentially converted into fetal fat by the liver, resulting in the continuous accumulation of fat causing our belly to grow. Other causes of "beer belly" can be mentioned as: excessive eating; lack of physical exercise and sports; pressure from work and bad habits from sitting, standing, walking causing shackles. back.
Beer belly is not only fat, but also the most dangerous fat
For men, the waistline above 89cm can be considered a beer belly, for women this figure is 102cm. Beer belly does not mean just a thick layer of fat under the skin. In fact, the main group of fats that make such a beer belly are visceral fat, the fat that's deep inside the abdominal cavity, which surrounds our internal organs. This is the cause of many serious problems for the body.
Warning of metabolic disorders
Usually people with a beer belly are more likely to have high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and low HDL (good cholesterol) cholesterol. This easily leads to cardiovascular diseases, myocardial infarction.
People with abdominal obesity are at a higher risk of having a heart attack
Too much fat causes sensitivity to blood sugar to decrease, insulin hormones are not produced in time to transport sugar out of the bloodstream, build up sugar and cause diabetes.
Physiological effects in men, increasing the risk of breast cancer
When belly fat is too much, the body releases an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen, causing testosterone to drop sharply while estrogen will rise. Testosterone reduction affects the physiological abilities of men, causing decreased libido, impotence, low semen volume, low ejaculation. Lack of testosterone also causes men to use hair, muscle loss and more fat.
Abdominal fat makes "little boy" of the boys again due to the thick layer of fat
As for the hormone estrogen, they participate in the process of fat storage, between water and causing weight gain. Estrogens nourish breast cancer cells. That being said, belly fat increases the risk of breast cancer in both men and women.
Especially at increased risk of liver diseases
Among men with "beer belly", 90% of people have liver problems in various forms. The fat stored in the liver and the visceral fat surrounding the liver can get into the liver and leave you with fatty liver at some point. Fatty liver often has no specific symptoms, but excess fat in the liver can cause inflammation. When you have hepatitis, your body gets tired, jaundice, yellow eyes. Poisoning with blood up to the brain can be confusing, distracting.
The liver is a detox organ for the body, but it can also be damaged by too much visceral fat
Fatty hepatitis can progress to chronic, then cirrhosis, liver failure, even liver cancer. This is the real godsend for men when the number of new cases and deaths is always at the top.
Speaking to see, belly fat is more dangerous than overweight. A beer belly will not kill you immediately, but the health risks they bring are not small. You can ignore it, when you are 20 or 30 years old, especially when around you all have such a beer belly, but the price you pay later may never get back.
Please protect your health!