What Is Visceral Fat?

Unless your tummy is trim, you probably have excess visceral fat. This is the fat that’s stored in your abdomen, and it’s actually more harmful for your health than the fat stored elsewhere in your body. So if you’re having trouble trimming your tummy, it may be time to visit a weight loss clinic in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County. Watch this featured video clip of “The Doctors” for more motivation to lose weight.

You’ll see a depiction of what visceral fat looks like in your belly. Visceral fat surrounds the vital organs and secretes chemicals that trigger systemic inflammation. Unless you lose weight, your visceral fat will eventually place you at a higher risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, cancer, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Weight loss is hard, but medical support can help—and putting in the effort now just might save your life.