Category Archives: Belly Fat

Surgical removal of abdominal fat reduces skin cancer in mice

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Studies needed to determine if fat removal procedures would decrease cancer risk in humans RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Is it possible that liposuction or other fat removal procedures are beneficial for treating obesity and reducing the risk of cancer? When it comes to humans, scientists can’t answer that question. They know that obesity increases the risk of […]

How do you lose belly fat?

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There are many reasons why people gain belly fat, including poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Improving nutrition, increasing activity, reducing stress, and making other lifestyle changes can all help people lose unwanted belly fat. Belly fat refers to fat around the abdomen. There are two types of belly fat: Visceral: This fat surrounds […]

Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk

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Excess waist fat is common in many people with a high risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a recent European study. The study, called EUROASPIRE V, is a survey of cardiovascular disease prevention and diabetes. It forms part of a European Society of Cardiology research program. The findings featured recently at the World Congress […]

Belly fat protein may cause cancer

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A new study makes two significant discoveries: firstly, it shows how non-cancerous cells turn into tumorous ones when “helped” by a certain protein, and secondly, it suggests that the source of this protein may lie in the belly fat that so many of us struggle with. The study, which has been published in the journal Oncogene, was […]

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline

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In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that having higher levels of belly fat in old age is correlated with a reduction in cognitive function. Dementias, including Alzheimer’s, are a growing concern. As the average age of the population steadily rises, their prevalence increases. Currently, an estimated 47 million people worldwide are affected by dementia. […]