The Best Way To Lose Stomach Fat

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fat is linked to developing heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
is the best way to reduce belly fat, new research concludes.
compared the effects of exercise against medicines for reducing visceral
(belly) fat.
results showed that people lost more visceral fat per pound of total body
weight lost.
fat is the fat that lies deep in the body and is linked to developing heart
disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Dr Ian J. Neeland, the study’s first author,
fat can affect local organs or the entire body system.
it can affect your heart and liver, as well as abdominal organs. When studies
use weight or body mass index as a metric, we don’t know if the interventions
are reducing fat everywhere in the body, or just near the surface.”
study was a review of 17 separate randomised controlled trials.
they followed 3,602 people for up to a six-month period.
results showed that both exercise and medicines reduced visceral fat, but
exercise worked better.
Dr Neeland said:
location and type of fat is important. If you just measure weight or BMI, you
can underestimate the benefit to your health of losing weight. Exercise can actually
melt visceral fat.”
used to be seen as inactive by doctors, but now it is thought of as active in
disease processes.
40 percent of Americans are obese.
Dr Neeland said:
people who are obese get heart disease, diabetes, or metabolic syndrome—and
others don’t. Our study suggests that a combination of approaches can help
lower visceral fat and potentially prevent these diseases.”
study was published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Rao et al., 2019).
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.