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How can you get rid of visceral or belly fat?

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You don't need to follow a special diet or physical activities to banish belly fat. Just follow the usual strategy for getting trimmer and fitter. Exercise, including muscle-building workouts like pushups. Limit processed, sugary foods and load of up fresh produce, whole grains, and unsaturated fats like olive or canola oil.

From: What Is Visceral Fat? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

British Journal of Radiology: “Comparison of 3 T MRI and CT for the measurement of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue in humans,”

CDC: “Diabetes and Asian Americans,” “Knowing is Not Enough—Act on Your Family Health History,” “Body Mass Index (BMI).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Weight Management & Obesity,” “Physical Examination.”

Diabetes.co: “Visceral Fat (Active Fat).”

Endocrine Society: “Metabolic Risk Guideline Resources,” “The Dangers Of Visceral Fat.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Taking aim at belly fat,” “Big thighs may be wise.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “The Skinny on Visceral Fat.”

Mayo Clinic: “Men's health: Checkups and screenings are key.”

Nutrition Journal: “The study of anthropometric estimates in the visceral fat of healthy individuals.”

The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center: “Somatotypes.”

University of Houston Center For Wellness Without Borders: “The 3 Somatotypes.”

The American Journal of Medicine : “Upper Body Subcutaneous Fat Is Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors.”

American Heart Association: “Trans Fats.”

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Calcium and vitamin D supplementation is associated with decreased abdominal visceral adipose tissue in overweight and obese adults.

Obesity (Silver Spring) : “Dietary calcium intake is associated with less gain in intra-abdominal adipose tissue over 1 yr.”

The Journal of Nutrition : “Greater Fructose Consumption Is Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Markers and Visceral Adiposity in Adolescents.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

British Journal of Radiology: “Comparison of 3 T MRI and CT for the measurement of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue in humans,”

CDC: “Diabetes and Asian Americans,” “Knowing is Not Enough—Act on Your Family Health History,” “Body Mass Index (BMI).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Weight Management & Obesity,” “Physical Examination.”

Diabetes.co: “Visceral Fat (Active Fat).”

Endocrine Society: “Metabolic Risk Guideline Resources,” “The Dangers Of Visceral Fat.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Taking aim at belly fat,” “Big thighs may be wise.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “The Skinny on Visceral Fat.”

Mayo Clinic: “Men's health: Checkups and screenings are key.”

Nutrition Journal: “The study of anthropometric estimates in the visceral fat of healthy individuals.”

The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center: “Somatotypes.”

University of Houston Center For Wellness Without Borders: “The 3 Somatotypes.”

The American Journal of Medicine : “Upper Body Subcutaneous Fat Is Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors.”

American Heart Association: “Trans Fats.”

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Calcium and vitamin D supplementation is associated with decreased abdominal visceral adipose tissue in overweight and obese adults.

Obesity (Silver Spring) : “Dietary calcium intake is associated with less gain in intra-abdominal adipose tissue over 1 yr.”

The Journal of Nutrition : “Greater Fructose Consumption Is Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Markers and Visceral Adiposity in Adolescents.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 26, 2019

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