Belly Fat

Stomach fat - belly fat - abdominal fat is fat tissue that’s deposited in the midsection of one’s body around the abdominal organs. In studies, results have shown an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and early death that’s associated with people who have excess amounts of belly fat. There are two measurements that researchers use for identifying individuals who have increased belly fat, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio.

A study on belly fat confirms that visceral fat – the type that gathers around your internal organs – is far more dangerous than having a total Body Mass Index (BMI) in the obese range.

Belly Fat Cardio Risk

Cardiovascular deaths in the study were 2.75 times higher for those of normal weight who had big bellies compared to those with both a normal BMI and a normal waist-to-hip ratio.

Three different measurement techniques are reviewed – all of which are better indicators of disease risk and healthy body size than using BMI, which does not take muscle mass into consideration.

At The Saint Mary Institute Holistic Health Services, we teach our patients the new paradigm of weight loss and overturn the age old concept about diet and obesity by revealing how fructose and other processed foods turns your body into a fat-storage machine – not by way of excess calories but by turning on your "fat switch".

Did you know that excess abdominal fat is an estrogen factory? There are other hormone cascades that that affect health.

Find out how an experienced clinical nutritionist can customize your diet, utilizing functional blood tests, computerized analysis, and one on one individualized care plans. Call Holistic Health Services today at 818-775 1183 to schedule an appointment. Call now!


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