A Comparison of Visceral and Subcutaneous Fat: What You Need to Know. (Part-1)

Visceral and subcutaneous fat are two forms of bodily fat. They vary in location, function, and health impact. Compare visceral and subcutaneous fat to understand the differences:

Location: Deep in the abdominal cavity, around the liver, pancreas, and intestines. It forms a "apple-shaped" body composition surrounding the abdominal organs.

More evenly dispersed throughout the body, providing an insulating layer under the skin.

Internal and not apparent from the outside. When accumulated, gives the abdomen a solid or tight feel.

Active metabolism releases chemicals that might cause inflammation and insulin resistance.

Health Effects: Increased risk of metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and obesity-related illnesses.

Although physiologically active, it is less so than visceral fat.

Impact on Health: Stores energy, insulates, and protects but is less associated to metabolic illnesses than visceral fat.

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