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Jun 12, 2008 | Health

Belly Fat and diseases?


It has been discovered that fat in the belly may be an important contributor to that inflammation. Excess fat is known to be associated with disease in general, but a new study has confirmed that fat cells inside the abdomen secrete substances that increase inflammation.

It is the clearest evidence yet of a link between abdominal fat and inflammation within the body. Not only that, "apple-shaped" people, who carry fat in the abdomen, have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and other problems than "pear-shaped" people, who tend to store fat in the hips and thighs. Too much abdominal fat is associated with problems in the body's response to insulin.

Back in 2004, a study found that removing abdominal fat with liposuction did not provide the same health benefits as dieting or exercising by lowering calorie intake, which shrinks the size of fat cells and decreases the amount of fat inside the abdomen and other tissues."

Check out my website on how your levels of insulin affects fat loss and energy levels

Some physicians use waist circumference to identify patients at increased risk for these problems.

For a Free Calculation of your waist-to-hip ratio in Ghana and to find out if you are at risk to obesity-related complications and diseases send your valid first name, email address and phone number to [email protected] with the following:

1. Sex
2. Waist in inches
3. Hip in inches

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