Extra body weight leads to excessive belly fat, causing various health problems. Studies show that, excessive belly fat can cause heart diseases, diabetes, insulin resistance, stroke, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea or high triglycerides.
The waist size shows whether you have too much belly fat. Normally waist-to-hip ratio can be used to estimate health risks. For a male, if his waist size is more than 102 centimeters (or about 40 inches), his waist size is larger than normal, and his heart disease risk will be higher.
In order to reduce excessive belly fat, you should eat a healthier low-calorie diet and maintain active physical exercises.