Visceral fat is also known as deep fat, and is found around your internal organs. Studies have shown that visceral fat increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even dementia. The more deep fat, the higher your risk. Changes in your lifestyle will help to promote the usage of visceral fat, which could lower your risk factors for developing heart disease. Exercising and burning more calories than you consume burns visceral fat. Aim for one hour of exercise each day for the best results.