Active fat (viscera)

Researchers call visceral fat "active fat" because it affects hormone activity in a unique and harmful way.

We store what kind of fat?

Visceral and subcutaneous fat must be distinguished. Subcutaneous fat is stored beneath the skin. Subcutaneous fat is felt on our arms and legs.

Both fat types can cause belly growth. Even though our organ-filled belly stores a lot of fat, subcutaneous fat is felt under the skin. Our abdominal viscera.

Visceral obesity, insulin resistance

Insulin resistance can cause glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes in those with excessive visceral fat.

RBP4, a protein secreted by visceral, increases insulin resistance, according to research.

Can I detect if I have too much visceral fat?

MRI scans are the best approach to detect visceral fat. Since MRI scans are expensive, they are not suggested for diabetes risk assessment.

Strong waistlines indicate visceral fat. Harvard University reports that 10% of our fat is stored as visceral fat, thus if you have more body fat than recommended, you may retain more.

Why does fat accumulate around organs?

Scientists wonder why visceral fat is stored. Stress greatly impacts fat accumulation. The study found that cortisol dramatically increases visceral fat.

How can I avoid organ fat?

More than hip and thigh fat, food and exercise reduce visceral fat. Work may pay off despite diet and exercise not shrinking garment sizes.

Consider liposuction?

Liposuction simply eliminates subcutaneous fat, thus it's not a health improvement.

The Newcastle Diet reduced visceral fat.

Reducing visceral fat also improved blood glucose levels, and some patients were able to stop using diabetic medication.

Stay tuned for developments.