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Per a previous study that went on for eight weeks and consisted of 69 overweight men and women as its participants, those who followed a low-carb diet lost 10 percent more visceral fat than those who didn't.A They also lost 4.4 percent more total fat than those who followed a diet that is only low-fat.
Visceral fat is like an endocrine organ that secretes hormones and a host of other chemicals linked to diseases that can affect adults.
In the placebo groups, exercise reduced visceral fat tissue mass by an average of 225 grams, or 8 percent, compared with no exercise.
Visceral fat is fat that surrounds the organs deep in the abdominal cavity.
Studies have reported that visceral fat percentage and subcutaneous fat percentage are a better predictor than BMI in analyzing the complications due to obesity.
Here's why visceral fat cells are so important to your well-being.
The present study aims to assess the BMI and correlate with TSH, f T3, f T4, body fat %, visceral fat level in healthy euthyroid individuals to see if any association between obesity and thyroid status exists.
The researchers found that visceral fat area ratio and visceral fat volume ratio in recurrent stone-forming patients were significantly higher than those in first-time stone-forming patients (P = 0.03 and 0.01, respectively).
So the fact that visceral fat matters for women but not men suggests that something else is going on besides just excess weight.'
Professor David Haslam, from the National Obesity Forum, says: "Visceral fat is the dangerous kind, caused by a high carbohydrate diet and sedentary behaviour.