The term “beer belly” seems so innocent. It brings up images of Santa Claus, golf legend John Daly, and maybe even your dad flipping burgers at a family barbeque. But lurking behind this endearing phrase is a lengthy list of health hazards—and men over 30 are at the highest risk.
A beer belly, also known as central obesity or truncal obesity, is an official medical condition characterized by excessive abdominal fat. And while guys are worried about how a beer belly looks on the outside, it’s health problems inside that can cause the most trouble.
There are more than 35 million obese men in America alone, but why is all their fat concentrated in their gut? And more importantly, how can you get rid of it?