Belly Fat Directory
Carrying too much belly fat puts you at risk of developing high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, migraines, and dementia. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about belly fat, the risks of belly fat, how to lose it, and much more.
Calculating Your Waist Circumference
Do you need to lose weight? Measuring your waist circumference is a good way to tell. Learn how to do it.
Flat Belly Diet Review: What You Eat
Does the Flat Belly Diet deliver on its promises? WebMD reviews the pros and cons of this diet.
Atherosclerosis: What’s Weight Got to Do With It?
Extra weight contributes to atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Fortunately, taking the weight off can slow down or prevent atherosclerosis.
Diabetes and Prediabetes
Prediabetes has no symptoms, yet is usually present before a person develops type 2 diabetes. Find out if you're at risk for prediabetes.
The Risks of Belly Fat
Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.
What Does Your Waistline Have to Do With Heart Disease?
Heart disease risk can depend on your weight and where you wear it. Here’s what you can do.
The Truth About Belly Fat
Do you have too much belly fat? Changing that may be as simple as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. Learn what works.
Can You Really Get a Six-Pack in Six Minutes?
A six-minute six-pack? That only comes in cans. Try a better approach to a stronger core.
The Importance of Diet and Exercise in Reducing Obesity
Being overweight is a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and maybe even cancer. Learn how weight affects your body.
When Being Overweight Becomes a Health Problem
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about when being overweight becomes a health problem.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Embarrassing Male Body Problems
Belly fat, back hair, drenching sweat, and a bright red nose are among the male body problems seen in this slideshow. Pictures help explain the causes and solutions.
Slideshow: Belly-Fattening Foods Men Can't Resist
Chips, beer, and fatty red meat top the list of big-belly foods that make men weak in this slideshow on how to spot and swap the usual suspects.
Fat Facts Quiz: Test Your Knowledge
Test your diet IQ with this quiz about different types of fat and fats.
Quiz: Best & Worst Foods for Belly Fat
Do you know which foods are best and worst for belly fat? Test your knowledge with this quiz, and learn how to eat for a slimmer waistline.
Manly Myths Quiz: The Truth About Men’s Health
Think you know the difference between myth and reality when it comes to men’s health issues? Take this quiz and find out.
Movie Snacks Quiz: Test Your Concession Stand IQ
Think you know how many calories are in that popcorn, candy, and soda? Take this quiz and find out.