We all know that fat people are at increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and other diseases. Are people of normal weight safe? you are wrong! Some people are accustomed to using body weight to measure fat, thin and healthy, and think that the weight within the standard range is healthy. People of the same weight may have very different body fat distribution and different health risks. A recent study found that body mass index is within the normal range, and fat distribution also affects the risk of cardiovascular disease. If there is no right place to be fat, it will lead to a variety of health risks.
In other words, the harm of obesity is not great, the key is to see where the fat grows. If you only have some flesh on your arms, that’s fine. If too much fat grows in the stomach, internal organs, etc., then you should pay more attention to the health risks that they bring.
The invisible fat—visceral fat is the most terrifying, but it is the most easily overlooked.
How is visceral fat different from general fat?
It is generally believed that fat can be found in various parts of the body, such as the arms, belly, thighs, etc. Visceral fat refers to the fat stored in the internal organs of the abdomen, such as the liver and the intestines. It is called active fat and releases a variety of cytokines that affect the body’s metabolism, including insulin resistance, thereby causing different cardiovascular diseases. Malfunctions and metabolic diseases.
How do you know if your visceral fat is too high?
Pay attention to whether you have central obesity. People with central obesity are more likely to have higher visceral fat. If you want to accurately measure visceral fat, you must have an MRI or a computer scan. However, due to factors such as price, time, and radiation, these are usually only used in medicine. used in research.
Men’s waist-to-hip ratio > 0.9 >> is central obesity
Women with waist-to-hip ratio > 0.85 >> have central obesity
Is it true that only obese people have the problem of visceral fat?
No, some people look thin but have more visceral fat, and the percentage is higher among Asians. Because of their thin appearance, they are less restrained when eating, and lack exercise to exercise muscles, resulting in less muscle mass and a low proportion, resulting in the illusion of no fat. In addition, visceral fat is located near the internal organs of the abdomen, which is ignored and causes potential Danger.