Here is another study linking stomach fat or visceral fat or what I call “Lifestyle Fat”, with high blood pressure and heart disease and inevitably; early death.
“Normotensive participants were followed for a median of 7 years for the development of hypertension (systolic blood pressure) in order to determine the relationship of fat distribution with incident hypertension. Increased visceral adiposity, as determined by imaging studies, but not total or subcutaneous adiposity, was significantly associated with incident hypertension.”
Study by Chandra A, et al “The relationship of body mass and fat distribution with incident hypertension: observations from the Dallas Heart Study” as published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2014; 64: 997-1002. Also; study by Krakoff L “Adiposity and risk for hypertension: does location matter?” as published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2014; 64: 1003-1004.