Danger of intra-abdominal fat
Having excess fat that coats your organs is a health risk.
This fat is called visceral or intra-abdominal fat. Subcutaneous fat, is the fat right under the skin. Both types of fat play a role in contributing to health problems, however, intra-abdominal fat contributes more. It is not yet clear exactly what links intra-abdominal fat with chronic disease, but what is clear is that even a small deposit of this fat increases the risk that you will have serious health problems.
There are simple measures you can take to decrease your risk of chronic disease and other health problems. Go to Tips for getting active and What should I be eating? for some practical tips you can follow.
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