One “shocking” reason behind belly fat

One “shocking” reason behind belly fat
One “shocking” reason behind belly fat
Eatthis says it’s because you ignore a reason that might surprise you, which is Lack of sleep.

The website added, citing a new study, that insufficient sleep causes more harm than thought, although it has become a widespread behavior in light of modern life.

A new study prepared by the “Mayo Clinic” and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology said that insufficient sleep contributes to an increase in the absorption of blood. Calorieswhich leads to Belly fat accumulationEspecially unhealthy fats.

“Inadequate sleep appears to redirect fat to the more dangerous viscera (abdomen), and most importantly, although there is a decrease in calorie absorption and weight during the recovery period (following a period of lack of sleep), the study’s lead author, Ferend Sommers, explained. or deprivation of it) fat continues to accumulate in the abdominal area.

“This suggests that insufficient sleep is an unknown stimulus for visceral fat deposition, although subsequent sleep does not lead to a reduction in visceral fat, at least in the short term.”

The study found that lack of sleep led to a 9 percent increase in abdominal fat, and an 11 percent increase in belly fat, in a randomized group, compared to a control group.

The study sample consisted of 12 healthy and non-obese people, and each of them spent 21 days under the test, and they were divided into two groups: the first group left its members free to sleep, while restrictions were placed on the sleep of the members of the other group, provided that the sleeping style is changed in each session.

The experiment lasted for three months, and all participants were free to choose food, and researchers monitored energy consumption, participants’ weights, and body fat distribution.

And the absorption of calories increased in the stages of sleep deprivation, and then decreased with the improvement of sleep hours, and fat was concentrated in the abdominal area.

So, the solution to face belly fat is to get enough sleep, and for those who can’t, Somers advises them to maintain an integrated diet with healthy food choices and increase exercise.

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