Abdominal fat in particular has been the highlight of several studies. In 2005, researchers demonstrated that abdominal fat cells produce cortisol in large amounts. Fat cells can also release chemical messengers that promote inflammation. Japanese researchers have found that fat cells can generate free radicals that can then do damage throughout the body. They concluded that excess abdominal fat may bring on systemwide oxidative stress that has profound effects all over your body.
From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.
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