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Love handles and belly fat treatment options

What causes love handles and belly fat?

The main cause of love handles is fat retention.


Fat cells accumulate when your body takes in too many calories or you don’t burn as many calories compared to your calorie intake.

While fat can accumulate anywhere in the body, there are certain factors that increase the likelihood of retaining fat in the hip, lower back, and abdominal areas.


If you put some tight clothes, love handles and belly fat are even more noticeable.


Love handles and belly fat may be a sign of underlying conditions and carry risk factors for chronic illnesses, including:


  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • High cholesterol

  • Heart disease

  • Thyroid issues

  • Sleep apnea and other breathing issues

  • Stroke

  • Type 2 diabetes (too much body fat can lead to insulin resistance)


According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, approximately 25 percent of U.S. adult females and 20 percent of U.S. adult males are obese.


Women, compared to men, have higher percent body fat and deposit it in a different pattern, with relatively more adipose tissue in the hips and thighs.


More than 60% of men's fat cells are located in their midsection.

What are the treatment options for love handles and belly fat?

Ready to lose fat from the trunk of your body? Here are some treatment options and health providers in the Dominican Republic.



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