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Belly fat may be resistant to weight loss when intermittent fasting – Sydney Morning Herald

Intermittent fasting is one of the most popular diets, but a new Australian study on mice raises questions about its effectiveness at tackling belly fat after finding…




During a fasting state, fat tissue is broken down by a process called lipolysis, which releases fatty acids to provide energy to the body.
But, Larance says, not all fat is the same. Visceral fat, at higher levels, is associated with metabolic illness (such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes) and is a bigger problem in men. Subcutaneous fat which lies just under the skin all over the body provides some insulation and at moderate levels is linked to metabolic health. (There is also brown fat,…

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