Visceral Fat Poisons

Image Caption : Visceral Fat Poisons : The blood that circulates through visceral fat drains into the portal vein, which leads directly into your liver. Having too much visceral fat is harmful because it secrets dangerous hormones and inflammatory chemicals.

Abdominal Fat

Fatty tissue in the region of the ABDOMEN. It includes the ABDOMINAL SUBCUTANEOUS FAT and the INTRA-ABDOMINAL FAT.

Subcutaneous Fat, Abdominal

Fatty tissue under the SKIN in the region of the ABDOMEN.

Intra-Abdominal Fat

Fatty tissue inside the ABDOMINAL CAVITY, including visceral fat and retroperitoneal fat. It is the most metabolically active fat in the body and easily accessible for LIPOLYSIS. Increased visceral fat is associated with metabolic complications of OBESITY.

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