The “thin is beautiful” fad drives many people to go on a perpetual — and, sometimes, unhealthy — diet. The smarter ones combine a sensible diet with exercise. Either way, thinness can be achieved.
But people want to be thin for a variety of reasons: health, vanity, peer pressure… the list goes on. For people who diet incessantly to maintain a trim figure for health reasons, there’s a new study that might come as a shock:
Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas — invisible to the naked eye — could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin…
…people who maintain their weight through diet rather than exercise are likely to have major deposits of internal fat, even if they are otherwise slim. “The whole concept of being fat needs to be redefined,” said Bell, whose research is funded by Britain’s Medical Research Council. [TIME]
Hala. How does one put his heart, liver or pancreas on diet?