Zealth — Obesity

Visceral Fat - The Silent Killer

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Visceral Fat - The Silent Killer

Having some amount fat in your body is necessary but not all types of fat are healthy. Visceral fat is one such thing. It is known as hidden fat as its stored inside the abdominal cavity around most vital organs such as the liver, pancreas, intestines etc. If you have belly fat it need not necessarily mean you have high visceral fat. It could just be Subcutaneous fat which is just below your skin. All of us have a certain amount of visceral fat , but those of us with a larger percentage may be exposed to increased risks of...

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Obesity and Pregnancy

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Obesity and Pregnancy

By Kavya DS Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy face several possible health risks, including high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and an increased chance of needing a Cesarean delivery. Women are counseled not to be too thin or too heavy before getting pregnant, and new research gives even more reason for women to watch their weight: obese pregnant women stand a much greater chance of miscarrying Obese women suffer about eight more fetal and infant deaths per 1,000 births than women who enter pregnancy at a recommended weight. Pre-eclampsia -  pregnancy related high blood pressure — was responsible...

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