Researchers discovered ALK1 protein in our body that aids in increasing LDL cholesterol levels in our blood vessels. Researchers say their study findings will help in developing a treatment to block ALK1 protein. Blocking ALK1 protein prevents or slow down the clogging of arteries due to high levels of LDL cholesterol, a condition that leads to heart disease. Lead author of the study is Dr. Jan R Kraehling PhD from Yale University School of Medicine and senior author of the study is Dr. William C Sessa PhD. The study findings were published in Nature Communications.
A study done by researchers from the Cambridge University shows risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), stroke and heart attack increases if the human body fails to store excess fat safely. Researchers studied 200,000 individuals and the study results show genetic variations make some individuals less likely to deposit fat under the skin safely. If the body unable to store fat safely, body start storing excess fat in abdominal or belly area where important organs such as liver, pancreas, intestines and kidney exist. The fat-binding all these organs is called visceral fat. Visceral fat is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Researchers say their findings explain the reasons for the development of above-mentioned diseases in slim people who eat excess food but their body unable to store excess fat safely under the skin. Researchers say regardless of body weight of an individual, factors to reduce risk are
Researchers say 53 percent of individuals successfully inherited genetic variants that knows how to store fat safely under the skin or in the lower part of the body. Rest of the individuals face fat storage problem. Dr. Luca Lotta is a member of the study and the study findings were published in Nature Genetics.
Visceral fat : Our body fat is stored in following areas
Fat under the skin is called subcutaneous fat, which is not dangerous to health. Abdominal (or belly) cavity is the location for important body organs such as intestines, kidney, pancreas and liver. A gel-like fat binding all these organs is called visceral fat (also known as "organ fat"). Excess visceral fat is a risk factor for serious health complications. An individual can measure visceral fat in the body with the formula
Tips to reduce visceral fat are
Liposuction procedure just removes subcutaneous fat and not suitable procedure to lower visceral fat in the body.
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