Belly fat is more hazardous than obesity. People with belly fat have greater mortality risk than those who are obese, claims a new study. According to the study, people who have deposits of fat around their belly are at a greater risk of death than those who are generally obese or have a pear-shaped body. The researchers say that the most dangerous form of belly fat is the one which can’t be seen and exists in the form of visceral fat. Such fat lies deep within the abdomen of the individual and can result in a myriad of health problems, including cardiovascular disorders. ¬†Abdominal fat has previously been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, some type of cancer and other metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. The researchers say that normal-weight adults with central obesity are at twice the risk of dying earlier than individuals who are either obese or overweight.¬†Annals of Internal Medicine Nov, 2015