16 Facts About Body fat


Adipose tissue, body fat, or simply fat is a loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes.

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Visceral Body fat is composed of several adipose depots, including mesenteric, epididymal white adipose tissue, and perirenal depots.

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An excess of visceral Body fat is known as abdominal obesity, or "belly Body fat", in which the abdomen protrudes excessively.

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Excess visceral Body fat is linked to type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, inflammatory diseases, and other obesity-related diseases.

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Several studies have suggested that visceral fat can be predicted from simple anthropometric measures, and predicts mortality more accurately than body mass index or waist circumference.

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Estrogen causes Body fat to be stored in the buttocks, thighs, and hips in women.

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Epicardial adipose tissue is a particular form of visceral Body fat deposited around the heart and found to be a metabolically active organ that generates various bioactive molecules, which might significantly affect cardiac function.

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Marrow Body fat, known as marrow adipose tissue, is a poorly understood adipose depot that resides in the bone and is interspersed with hematopoietic cells as well as bony elements.

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The exercise regulation of marrow Body fat suggests that it bears some physiologic similarity to other white adipose depots.

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Ectopic Body fat is the storage of triglycerides in tissues other than adipose tissue, that are supposed to contain only small amounts of Body fat, such as the liver, skeletal muscle, heart, and pancreas.

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Abdominal Body fat has a different metabolic profile—being more prone to induce insulin resistance.

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Brown Body fat or brown adipose tissue is a specialized form of adipose tissue important for adaptive thermogenesis in humans and other mammals.

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Techniques to manipulate the differentiation of "brown Body fat" could become a mechanism for weight loss therapy in the future, encouraging the growth of tissue with this specialized metabolism without inducing it in other organs.

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Calorie-burning capacity of brown and beige Body fat has been extensively studied as research efforts focus on therapies targeted to treat obesity and diabetes.

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Body fat meter is a tool used to measure the body fat to weight ratio in the human body.

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In contrast with clinical tools, one relatively inexpensive type of body fat meter uses the principle of bioelectrical impedance analysis in order to determine an individual's body fat percentage.

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