The term belly fat usually refers to the excess adipose tissue in and around your tummy, especially the fat inside the belly or abdomen called visceral fat considered unhealthy!
- 1 What is the importance of belly fat?
- 2 What really causes your weight gain?
- 3 Is low vitamin D due to unhealthy belly fat?
- 4 Apple shaped body versus the pear shaped body
- 5 What causes the apple shaped body?
- 6 Waist to hip ratio
- 7 How to lose belly fat
- 8 Tired of being overweight?
- 9 W8MD's insurance weight loss program
What is the importance of belly fat?
What really causes your weight gain?
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Is low vitamin D due to unhealthy belly fat?
Low vitamin D is due to excess belly fat
Apple shaped body versus the pear shaped body
What causes the apple shaped body?
The body fat redistribution occurs due to the underlying insulin resistance in those that have excess belly fat.
Waist to hip ratio
A large waist circumference of 40 inches or more in the mid section (not pant size) in males, or 35 inches or more in women (lower in Asians) is one of the 5 criteria for Metabolic syndrome. A waist to hip ratio of one or more in men and 0.8 or more in women is considered to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease
How to lose belly fat
It is important to understand the 5 proven measures to lose weight including Very low calorie diet, FDA approved weight loss medications, physical activity, weight loss surgery and correction of underlying causes of weight gain.
- Metabolic syndrome
- Insulin resistance
- Study: belly fat associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease
- Diet and inflammation
- The Body Weight Simulator
- Metabolic syndrome meter
Tired of being overweight?
W8MD's insurance weight loss program
W8MD can help?
Dr Tumpati is a board certified physician with significant practice experience in managing sleep disorders, internal medicine, aesthetic and obesity medicine. As one of the few physicians that have the privilege of a fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr Tumpati is very passionate about educating the public and physicians about how some of the nutritional concepts were misunderstood. As the founder of W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa centers, Dr Tumpati is the medical director for the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations and commutes weekly between the locations.