Belly Fat

Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

fat is the most dangerous type of obesity. That’s because it’s packed within the abdominal cavity, surrounding your organs. Carrying a “spare tire” has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new study shows that belly fat (or…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by addressing its underlying…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Stop Storing Fat

…unhealthy dietary fat is like applying them directly to the hips. Excess dietary fat prompts your body’s metabolism to shift into fat-storing mode, and this fat tends to go first to your body’s preferred storage sites—the hips, belly, or buttocks. Make Sure the Dietary Fats You Eat Are the Healthy…

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Lose Weight With a Mini-Fast Diet

…uses up the rest. At that point, your body has no choice but to begin burning fat for energy. If you have breakfast before exercising, you’ll simply burn the carbohydrates you just ate instead of the fat in your belly, hips and elsewhere. * Get on with your day. After you exercise, get on with your…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…proportions of fat in the abdomen. The findings suggest that PCB189, which has previously been linked to diabetes, may play a role in how fat is stored in the body. What makes belly fat (also called visceral fat) so dangerous? Visceral fat breaks down much faster than subcutaneous fat, and because of…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

…contains EGCG and other catechins that, in addition to their immune and cardiovascular benefits, have been demonstrated to increase thermogenesis, or fat burning. Italian researchers gave a supplement containing green tea catechins to 50 overweight or obese men and women and placebo capsules to another…

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