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Measuring Visceral Fat: The Inside Story

They say ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ but when it comes to the store of fat hiding within the muscle walls of your abdomen, you really do need to know about it. Learning to assess your visceral fat level is a positive move in the quest to protect yourself from the types of disease linked to this particular form of obesity.

We come in all shapes and sizes, and because visceral fat is buried deep inside our body, it is extremely difficult for health organisations to produce valid charts identifying it simply by using measurements of weight, height and gender. The fat that clings to our heart, liver and pancreas is a very individual commodity, and this is why a guide that fits everyone cannot be accurate. 

The kind of fat known as visceral, or visceral adipose tissue (VAT) to use the clinical term, is the stuff that wraps around your abdominal organs. VAT is also sometimes known as ‘active’ fat because it doesn’t just lie there dormant; it releases acids which are then metabolised by the liver, causing hormonal problems such as insulin resistance. The presence of high levels of VAT can also result in too much fat in the bloodstream leading to hyperlipidaemia and type 2 diabetes.

Cardiovascular problems, pancreatitis, fatty liver and gall bladder disease can also be a result of persistently high levels of visceral fat. It has also been found to be a pre-curser to Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers…Read Full Article….

Original Article : Measuring Visceral Fat: The Inside Story
by : supplementplace
From : supplementplace.co.uk

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