Asked by: Guisela Kleinmann
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020

Which body fat distribution pattern is more dangerous to health?

Individuals with an upper body fat pattern, reflecting an excess of intra-abdominal or visceral fat, have significantly greater risk for diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, ischemic heart disease, some cancers, and death from all causes.

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Moreover, what factors affect body fat distribution?

There is a wide range of body fat distribution in both lean and obese adults. The known, major environmental factors that affect body fat distribution include alcohol intake (1), cigarette smoking (2), and the timing of onset of childhood obesity (3).

Subsequently, question is, how does the distribution of fat in the body affect the risk of coronary heart disease? The obesity-associated increased risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD) could be due to the adverse metabolic profile associated with increased visceral fat accumulation rather than to subcutaneous fat, which comprises >85% of total body fat.

Regarding this, what distribution of fat is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease?

Summary: Individuals with excessive abdominal fat have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than individuals with a similar body mass index who carry their fat in other areas of the body, according to a new study.

Is body fat distributed evenly?

Healthy body fat levels for males range from 6 to 24 percent, but for females, it's between 14 and 31 percent, notes the American Council on Exercise.

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