Visceral Fat is body fat that’s stored in the abdominal cavity near several vital organs, including the liver, stomach, and intestines. It is sometimes referred to as “active fat” because it can actively increase the risk of serious health problems.
Your waist to height ratio is calculated by dividing waist size by height. It is a proxy used to calculate visceral or belly fat levels, which is regarded as a better assessment for health risks as compared to BMI. (1)
The effects of having excessive Visceral Fat vary widely, but can increase your chances of the following conditions: