Many women worry about the size of their hips from an aesthetic point of view. Others worry that they see it as a worrying sign of poor health. Both will be relieved to know that a study published in the International Journal of Obesity notes that the accumulated fat in this area is not as bad as we think.
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The distribution of body fat is an important metabolic and cardiovascular risk factor, since the proportion of abdominal and hip body fat sand associated with diseases and mortality that, in turn, are linked to obesity.
Some studies show that an increase in fat mass on the hips it relates independently to a protective profile of lipids and glucose, as well as a decreased cardiovascular and metabolic risk.
Other studies of adipose tissue confirm different properties of the gluteofemoral fat deposit: in the day-to-day metabolism it seems to be more passive than the abdominal deposit, and exerts its protective properties by long-term storage of fatty acids.
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While the accumulated fat in the hips is not completely bad, that does not mean that we should neglect our health. It is important that we seek:
- Eat a natural diet, if possible organic and balanced
- Drink at least 2 liters of water a day
- Exercise regularly
- Check your weight and body mass index
- Visit the doctor regularly
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International Journal of Obesity
Health and Medicines