Cause for Fat Gain around Abdomen (Belly Fat) Explained
First published in 2008 - Last edited in May 2022 by Luka Tunjic. © All rights reserved.
Modern upholstered seating furniture is the most common cause of adverse musculoskeletal changes because it forces an extremely bad sitting posture. It makes it impossible to sit on them without rolling the pelvis fully backward. Therefore, sitting for a significant amount of time on modern sitting furniture will result in adverse musculoskeletal changes.
1) If the abdominal muscles and the abdominal fat tissue compressed by the upper body (the part of the body above the abdomen), then the fat tissue and muscles in the abdomen are affected with excessive mechanical stimulation.
2) Excessive mechanical stimulation causes (subclinical) low-grade inflammation.
3) Low-grade inflammation of Fat mass causes fat mass hypertrophy (weight gain of the fat mass).
When rolling the pelvis fully backward in a sitting position, the size of the abdominal cavity decreases. At the same time, the abdominal muscles and fat tissues are affected by excessive mechanical stimulation.
The process of fat mass gain goes along with fat mass inflammation (low-grade inflammation).