Some women have a normal body weight, but they tend to have extra belly fat. Inside belly fat, there are subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Excessive visceral fat can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health risks. Heredity can often cause extra visceral fat, but hormonal changes, especially after menopause, also can lead to visceral fat accumulation.
Studies show that, too much belly fat increases the following risks: breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and gallbladder problems, because excessive visceral fat can disrupt human body's normal hormonal balance.