Belly Fat Question and Answers

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True or false: It matters where your body stores fat.

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Explanation:
While fat deposited in the belly promotes heart disease, fat stored in the hips and thighs appears to shield against it.

True/False: Women begin to deposit more belly fat after menopause, raising their risk of heart attack to that of males, at least in part.

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Explanation:
Women's risk of heart attack rises along with their visceral fat as they develop the "muffin top" following menopause.

True or false: There is just one form of fat.

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Explanation:
In the body, there are two forms of fat: visceral or belly fat, which surrounds the abdominal organs, and subcutaneous fat, which can be felt when you pinch it.

True/False: Visceral fat, which surrounds the abdominal organs, is more harmful than subcutaneous fat, which you can see and squeeze.

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Explanation:
The most dangerous sort of fat is visceral fat.

True or False: Body mass index, or BMI, is a more accurate indicator of your health risks than waist size.

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Explanation:
Although waist size may be just as essential — or even more important — for predicting risk of diabetes, heart disease, and early mortality than BMI, a measure of body fat based on height and weight, which has long been recognized as a key health indicator.

True or False: Just like the pancreas, visceral fat is regarded as an organ of the body.

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Explanation:
Hormones and other chemicals are secreted by visceral fat, and these substances are toxic. Compared to other forms of fat, visceral fat is far more likely to result in insulin resistance and can lead to inflammation that has been related to heart disease.

True or false: For women, a healthy waist size is 37 inches, while for men, it must be 44 inches or less.

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Explanation:
A waist measurement of more than 35 inches for women and more than 40 inches for males increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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