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eWellness: A slight move is all that matters
Dr KK Aggarwal,  21 November 2020
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Middle-aged women who tend to move around more in their daily life have lower levels of intra-abdominal fat, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. A slight modification in daily routine - reducing the time watching TV or increasing the walk time to work - can make a difference in the long-term health.

Visceral fat is a hot topic because of metabolic syndrome, which predisposes people to diseases.

Intra-abdominal fat, or the fat that is present around the organs in the abdomen and chest, usually accumulate at midlife and can play a role in developing diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. The fat around the organs is known to be related to heart disease and diabetes. A woman does not necessarily need to appear outwardly heavy to have troublesome extra fat around her organs.

Exercise for long has been known to reduce the amount of intra-abdominal fat.

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