Fat is like real estate: It's all about location, location, location. You need fat in some places -- like your hips (which store good fat) and your brain (which is 60% fat). But in other locations, like your belly, fat is not a healthy addition to your real estate portfolio. And as far as your sex life is concerned, that spare tire around your middle is like a "Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go" card in Monopoly, the ultimate real estate game.
What does that spare tire have to do with your love life? Yep, it's also about location. Deep abdominal fat, technically known as omentum fat, builds up near your liver and other vital organs. That's a dangerous location. When fat is released from the omentum, some of it goes straight to your liver, and from there it goes to your arteries, damaging blood vessels.
Here's the sex connection: Clogged arteries and blood vessels reduce blood flow to critical organs -- including your genitals. Without free blood flow there, men canRead More »from Is Belly Fat Killing Your Sex Life?