Doctor Terentyeva: measuring your waist allows you to find out about the presence of visceral fat

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Doctor Ekaterina Terentyeva told what the waist should be for women and men who do not suffer from visceral obesity.

Visceral fat is a type of fat present in the human body. Its accumulation does not occur under the skin, but deep inside, between the organs located in the abdominal cavity. The body cannot be completely deprived of such fat, but when its amount becomes excessive, it poses certain health risks. The fact is that visceral fat is capable of producing hormone-like substances, the excess of which can lead to the development of chronic inflammation, increased sugar levels, and problems with blood vessels.

Doctor Terentyeva said in an interview with Moslenta that measuring the waist allows you to find out about the presence of visceral fat in an amount dangerous to a person. If your waist circumference exceeds certain parameters, then there is a problem.

“A simple method for self-assessing excess visceral fat is to measure your waist. For women 18-45 years old of average height, the normal waist circumference should not exceed 88 centimeters, for men of the same age – 94 centimeters,” the specialist specified.
Very large deposits of visceral fat make the figure “apple-shaped”, forming a round protruding belly. Terentyeva added that a person’s progressive enlargement of the abdomen is a serious reason for consultation with a doctor and examination – the patient may be prescribed a series of blood tests.

Earlier, the portal wrote that people who are slender in appearance may have subtle internal obesity.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.