Excessive Fats

What would be the ill effect of excessive fat intake in the daily diet?

  • Eating too much saturated fat is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A diet high in saturated fat causes a soft, waxy substance called cholesterol to build up in the arteries. Too much fat also increases the risk of heart disease because of its high calorie content, which increases the chance of becomingobese (another risk factor for heart disease and some types of cancer).
  • A large intake of polyunsaturated fat may increase the risk for some types of cancer. Reducing daily fat intake is not a guarantee against developing cancer or heart disease, but it does help reduce the risk factors.

 

  • Fat Hurts Your Heart:
  • Every major system in your body feels the stress of excess weight. The heart is the most obvious victim -- as cholesterol builds, blood pressure rises, and arteries get clogged. Also, the blood loses its ability to clot which increases stroke risk.

 

  • Fat Ups Male Hormones:
  • Overweight women have higher levels of male hormones, which increase their risk of heart disease. Those hormones also cause male pattern balding, some excess facial hair, and acne.

 

  • Fat Triggers Diabetes:
  • Excess weight affects another hormone -- insulin -- which leads to diabetes. Having diabetes increases your heart disease risk. It's a vicious circle.

 

  • Fat Ruins Sleep:
  • Overweight people often suffer from sleep disorders. The most dangerous is sleep apnea. With sleep apnea, you stop breathing many times during the night. This makes your oxygen level drops-- which affects the heart, blood vessels, stroke risk, and diabetes risk.

 

  • Fat Wrecks Hips, Knees:
  • The sheer impact of excess weight on your lower body creates lots of problems. You're at higher risk for bone-thinning osteoporosis. You develop hip and back problems. Overweight children will develop fragile bones, so they're at even higher risk for these problems.

These are ill effect of excessive fats in daily diet.

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