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The Best Foods To Reduce Visceral Fat After 50, Say Dietitians

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While getting rid of those extra pounds standing between you and your jeans fitting comfortably may be your goal when you embark on a new diet , it's the body fat you don't see that could be putting your health at risk. Experts say that visceral fat—fat that develops well below the skin's surface—is far more dangerous for your health. "Visceral fat is a danger to health for a few reasons," says Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD , from Balance One Supplements . "First, it is carried at the front of the body where it creates significant stress on the heart and other vital organs. This puts the individual at risk for heart disease and stroke, among other chronic conditions. Second, if allowed to persist it will form around organs and tissues which makes it difficult to lose, also increasing the risk of chronic disease." Best notes that visceral fat can often go undetected, lulling those with healthy BMIs into a false sense of security about their health when, in