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Visceral Fat

What is visceral fat?
Visceral fat is the fat in the body that is stored around the organs and in the abdominal cavity. This is different from the pinch-able subcutaneous fat that is directly underneath the skin.

Why is visceral fat bad?
Because visceral fat is around the organs, it can push up on the organs and change how they function.

Visceral fat also releases hormones that have a negative effect on health.

What negative health effects?
Visceral fat has been shown to increase risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, dementia, kidney disease, liver disease, stress incontinence, cancer, blood clots, hormonal disruption, and sexual dysfunction.

How do I lower my visceral fat?
The body doesn’t like to have abnormally high amounts of visceral fat, so if you adopt a healthy lifestyle like the 30/10 program the visceral fat will come down naturally on its own, and as visceral fat drops so does any risks associated with disease.