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Visceral Fat

What is Visceral Fat?

Visceral Fat is one kind of the body fats. Comparing with ‘normal’ fat, It is stored deeper in the skin. This is the fat that surrounds your major organs such as liver, pancreas and your kidney.

Certain amount of visceral fat is actually necessary for the human body, because it plays a role in supporting, stabilizing and protecting the human internal organs.

What if it is too much?

However, too much visceral fat creates can lead to inflammation and high blood pressure, which increases the risk of serious health problems.

Another problem with visceral fat is its impact on adiponectin or ‘fat hormone’. Adiponectin’s function is to regulate your body fat. Visceral fat inhibits adiponectin. As a result, your body produces more fat than you actually need. A high level of visceral fat also influences your insulin sensitivity. Which means that it can lead to type 2 diabetes later in life.

Visceral Fat rate level

STANDARD (Below 9) :

Keep maintaining within this healthy range through balanced diet and exercise.

HIGH (10 - 14) :

Start changing your diet and increase your exercise to reduce the fat rate to standard level.

VERY HIGH (Above 15) :

More intensive exercise is needed. Change your current diet. Consult your physician for medical diagnosis.

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