visceral fat deposition

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Adipose tissue found within the body cavity surrounding the liver and intestines. This type of deposition is predominant in android fat distribution, and has been linked with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes. The mechanism of risk is unclear, but the proximity of fat deposition to the hepatic vascular system is thought to be implicated.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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