Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2011-08-20
is on the second floor
Repetitive insulin triggering grows this thing I
call a “wheat belly,” the protuberant, hang-over-the-belt fat
you see everywhere nowadays. Wheat belly fat is really visceral
fat. Visceral fat means you have two fat kidneys, fat large and small
intestines, a fat pancreas, and a fat liver, all causing the belly to
protrude in the familiar way we’ve all come to recognize.
Visceral fat is special fat. Unlike the
fat in the backside, thighs, or arms, visceral fat triggers inflammatory
responses that are evident by such measures as tumor necrosis factor,
interleukins, and leptin, as well as drops in the protective hormone,
adiponectin. This leads to diabetes, cataracts, arthritis more than
wear-and-tear would explain, heart disease and heart attack, and cancer.
Visceral fat also produces estrogen.
Estrogen triggers growth of breast tissue. That’s why females with wheat
bellies have up to four-fold (400%) greater likelihood of breast cancer.
Men also experience excess estrogen from wheat belly
visceral fat, causing “man boobs.” This B-cup phenomenon
means that inflammation is raging beneath the surface, all due to this
estrogen-yielding factory you’re carrying around your waist. Incidentally,
male breast reduction surgery is a booming business growing at double-digit
rates. Conventional advice to “eat more healthy whole grains”
has therefore been especially good for the plastic surgery industry.
So “healthy whole grains” set the stage
for breast cancer. They set the stage for tremendous emotional distress in
males plagued by embarrassing man boobs. Lose the wheat . . .
lose the excess breast cancer risk, lose the man boobs.