Accuniq Body Composition, Interpretation of Abdominal Obesity Results
Abdominal Obesity is where fat is stored around your internal abdominal organs (called Visceral Fat) and it is linked with an increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
Unlike subcutaneous fat, visceral fat leaks directly into the blood circulation to our abdominal organs, especially the Liver. Free Fatty Acids accumulate in the Liver, Pancreas, Heart and other organs. They cause an impairment of insulin regulation, blood sugar control and increased total cholesterol and LDL (bad) Cholesterol
High Visceral fat can be reduced by exercise and healthy nutrition. It is recommended that you have 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise alongside eating a Mediterranean low carb, low sugar diet
Parameters shown following analysis –
Waist-Hip ratio (WHR) is determined by dividing the waist circumference at the line of the navel by the maximum hip circumference. It is a useful indicator for looking at the distribution of body fat and where it is being stored. The analyser calculates this from the impedance measurements taken from the abdominal area
Males and Females found to have 0.95 and 0.90 respectively in WHR are considered to suffer from abdominal obesity.
VFL – Visceral fat level – normal is between 5-9
VFA- Visceral fat area – normal for men is 50-100cm2. Women 40-80 cm2
Excess body fat contributes to major causes of death and disability, including heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, fatty liver, and depression.
So with the Accuniq Body Composition Analyser, you can track your Visceral Fat simply and easily, monitoring your progress over time