Research shows that where fat is stored can have a dramatic difference in how healthy - or dangerous - that fat is.
When your body needs energy, it breaks down the fat into whats called free fatty acids.
These acids go into the liver which then converts the free fatty acids into usable energy for the body.
Studies show that internal abdomen fat (most commonly more prolific in men) is far more dangerous than hip or thigh fat because of its vicinity to the organs of the body.
Abdomen fat remains more metabolically active and tend to release more free fatty acids than fat located elsewhere in the body.
This can overload the liver, causing a host of disorders including non-alchoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes.
Wow! (Who knew?)
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