Abdominal Fat 

Abdominal, or visceral, fat is the fat tissue that deposited in the midsection of the body around the abdominal organs. Abdominal fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In women, it is also associated with breast cancer and the need for gallbladder surgery. Two measurements, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio, have been used by researchers to identify those with increased belly fat.