Aerobic exercise the best way to lose
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ANI: Washington: A new study has found that aerobic exercise is the best bet
when it comes to losing that dreaded belly fat.
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Belly or abdominal fat – known in scientific communities as visceral fat and
liver fat - is located deep within the abdominal cavity and fills the spaces
between internal organs. It``s been associated with increased risk for heart
disease, diabetes, and certain kinds of cancer.
“When it comes to increased health risks, where fat is deposited in the body is
more important than how much fat you have,” said Duke exercise physiologist Cris
Slentz, Ph.D., lead author of the study published in the American Journal of
“Our study sought to identify the most effective form of exercise to get rid of
that unhealthy fat,” he added.
When Duke University Medical Center researchers conducted a head-to-head
comparison of aerobic exercise, resistance training, and a combination of the
two, they found aerobic exercise to be the most efficient and most effective way
to lose the belly fat that``s most damaging to your health.
“Resistance training is great for improving strength and increasing lean body
mass,” said Slentz.
“But if you are overweight, which two thirds of the population is, and you want
to lose belly fat, aerobic exercise is the better choice because it burns more
calories,” he added.
Aerobic training burned 67 pc more calories in the study when compared to
The study will be published in the American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology