AKN / Fat

Learn about Visceral Fat

What is visceral fat?
Visceral fat is a type of fat. (1)
Visceral fat is also known as active fat because it can actively increase the risk of serious health problems. (1)
Belly fat is not necessarily visceral fat. (1)
Belly fat can be subcutaneous fat, which is stored just under the skin. (1)

What does visceral fat do?
can increase the risk of diabetes, prediabetes, and heart disease (1)
can incease insulin resistance (1)
secretes retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) (1)

Where is visceal fat located?
abdominal cavity
can build up in the arteries
near the liver (1)
near the stomach (1)
near the small intestine (1)
near the large intestine (1)

How to accurately determine visceral fat?
The only way to definitevely diagnose visceral fat is with a CT or MRI scan. (1)

How much of all body fat is visceral fat?
about 10 percent (1)
The the total body fat is calculated, then take 10% of that, and that will estimate the amount of visceral fat. (1)

How to determine if a person has too much visceral fat?
If a woman’s waiste measures 35 inches or larger, then the woman is at risk for health problems from visceral fat. (1)

1. https://www.healthline.com/health/visceral-fat