Visceral Fat

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Three Foods to Fight Metabolic Syndrome

…apple–shaped body (more fat at the waist). But what complicates matters slightly is that not all abdominal fat is created equal. Fat can develop in three different compartments of the abdominal region: abdominal (stored between the skin and the abdominal wall), visceral (in and around the internal…

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Beating Metabolic Syndrome

…to properly deal with lipids or fats, resulting in high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, angina, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease. * Fatty liver—The liver begins to accumulate fat, most likely from the dysfunctional visceral abdominal fat stores that have accumulated. (As…

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Healthy Gut Bacteria Linked to Weight Loss

…:20216555) What made this even more exciting (to me) was that the fat they lost was in the areas associated with metabolic syndrome. They lost 4.6 percent of their visceral fat (fat around the stomach) and 3.3 percent of their subcutaneous fat (fat just under the skin). Their hip circumference was reduced by…

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Inflammation in the Body: Its Causes and Effects

…last decade has shown that the functions of fat cells are far more complex than we ever thought, and their functions vary depending on where they are located in the body. Abdominal fat cells are different from other fat cells in the body. Visceral (belly) fat plays a large role in insulin resistance, the…

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Measuring Your Weight Loss Success

…individual’s waist and his or her risk of developing diabetes. Numerous other studies have found that visceral fat, also known as abdominal fat, is closely associated with diabetes, high blood-fat levels, and high blood pressure. Based on this growing body of research about waist-to-hip ratio (WHR)…

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