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What is visceral fat?

Body fat in general is needed for a number of metabolic processes as well as cushioning the organs. Having too much body fat can lead to certain health problems though.

Visceral fat is fat that’s located in the lower abdomen area, it is commonly referred to as ‘belly fat’. This type of fat surrounds a number of vital organs like the liver, stomach, and intestines.

As result of its location within these organs means that it poses a higher risk of certain conditions when there’s too much of it.

This type of fat is likely to raise the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and high cholesterol are some of the conditions that are strongly linked to too much fat in your trunk.

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