Not All Fat is Equal 

Not All Fat is Equal 

  • Woman measuring waist line

Did you know that not all fat is equal? Fat that is stored under your skin (subcutaneous fat) is much less dangerous than fat that is stored inside your abdomen and around your internal organs (visceral fat).  

Visceral fat increases your risk for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease and premature death. The only way to get rid of it is to burn more calories than you eat, which means eating less and moving more.  

If your waist measures 35 inches and above for a woman, or 40 inches and above for a man, you have enough abdominal fat to put you at high risk.