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What's Ailing You: Belly fat

A resident says her problem area when it comes to weight gain is stubborn belly fat. Doctors say belly fat is actually a red flag because it can be a sign that your body's insulin production is out

News 12 Staff

Oct 17, 2014, 2:56 AM

Updated 3,535 days ago

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A resident says her problem area when it comes to weight gain is stubborn belly fat.
Doctors say belly fat is actually a red flag because it can be a sign that your body's insulin production is out of whack. Dr. Powlimi Soni, of Norwalk-based Soundview Medical, says it's important to attack this issue before it wreaks long-term havoc on your blood sugar levels and heart health.
Dr. Soni says to cut down on carbs, increase protein and produce intake, exercise aerobically for 30 minutes a day and drink water to flush out extra calories.
If you have belly fat and want to know if it's causing insulin resistance in your body, you can find out through blood work.
News 12 Connecticut wants to know, "What's Ailing You." You ask the medical question and we'll work to find you an expert's answer. Send your questions by way of Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsAilingYou.

 


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