This short video illustrates why it may be important to recognize and manage excess VAT.
All fat is not the same
Typically, when people gain weight, they mostly add subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT). This is the “regular” fat that is soft or doughy and sits just under your skin.
Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a type of fat that lies deeper, mostly in your abdomen (stomach) area. VAT can be found around organs, such as your heart, liver, and pancreas. Excess VAT may also be associated with fat build up in organs. At normal levels, VAT is not an issue.