Where your fat is located matters to your health. In our clinic, we discuss visceral fat as the fat surrounding our organs. This fat can be very toxic to our bodies and releases its own hormones that cause the cycle of weight gain and insulin resistance to continue. This fat increases our risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer as well as fatty liver and diabetes. Take a look at this article which demonstrates the risk of heart disease can increase as much as 44% compared to those with lower.
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