Belly fat tied to vitamin D deficiency, suggest study

Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease

Belly fat tied to vitamin D deficiency, suggest studyProduced in our skin on contact with sunlight, vitamin D plays a myriad of roles in the human body. Recent studies have found that vitamin D might protect against heart failure, diabetes, and cancer, and that vitamin D deficiency causes hair loss. Vitamin D deficiency has traditionally been linked to bone health, but it may […]

Here’s how to get rid of belly fat and lead an active life

Visceral fat – sometimes called "active" fat because of its active role in producing various hormones – is the harmful type of belly fat. It is less visible than subcutaneous fat because it lies within the abdominal wall. It surrounds organs, and releases hormones that can lead to diabetes, chronic inflammation, and other serious health problems

Here’s how to get rid of belly fat and lead an active lifeBelly fat is more than just a superficial concern. It is also a significant risk factor for serious health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Not all fat is the same. Subcutaneous belly fat is the most visible type of fat, located just under the skin. Everyone has some belly fat, but large quantities […]

Want to lose weight? Try standing up for a change, says study

Results from a new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic showed that standing for more than six hours a day, instead of sitting down helps lower body-mass-index (BMI)

Want to lose weight? Try standing up for a change, says studyStudies are increasingly pointing out the various ways in which excessive sedentary time is bad for our health. One such study showed that too much sitting may speed up biological aging, as a sedentary lifestyle may shorten our telomeres, which are the protective caps at the end of chromosomes. The link between obesity and sedentarism […]

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fat

A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. The team found that the reduction on body fat was linked to lower levels of markers associated with breast cancer, like sex hormones and leptin. A reduction in abdominal fat, however, helped reduce inflammation markers

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fatYou might be lamenting your lack of six pack, but it turns out a decrease in stomach fat likely won’t reduce your risk of breast cancer. A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. Published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, the research showed […]