Common Causes of Belly Fat

Although its production is affected by age and genetics, the most common causes of belly fat are poor diet, excess alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise. Eating sugary foods, foods with trans-fat, and foods with a high amount of carbs and low amounts of protein is one diet decision that can increase belly fat. Drinking sugary soda can also increase a person’s belly fat production. In males, alcohol consumption has been found to increase the body’s production of belly fat; however, no study has been able to find if females are affected by alcohol the same as males.