Belly Fat News Update

 Belly fat bothers most of us. BMI, or body mass index, a common tool for gauging whether you’re overweight, may not be as good of an indicator of your health risk as measuring your waist circumference, according to research presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France. “BMI doesn’t take muscle into account, […]

Your Killer Fat Cells

Fat tissue is now recognized to be the body’s biggest endocrine organ. Endocrine organs produce hormones that regulate metabolic activities elsewhere in the body. For example, the pancreas produces insulin, which regulates the storage of fat, protein and glucose. Fat tissue is an endocrine organ because it produces hormones that play a key role in metabolism, […]