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Why is VAT
      Important?

      Don't take VAT as something you have to accept.

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Why is VAT important?

Don't take VAT as something you have to accept.

Get the Facts About VAT

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Don't take VAT as something
you have to accept.

Talk to your HCP today.

VAT feels hard-and may be hard on your health

For people with HIV, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) may be very important to consider. At normal levels, VAT is not an issue. However, having too much VAT may make it hard to perform certain physical activities and it may reduce your quality of life. Excess VAT may also be associated with serious health issues, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular

Healthy living can help,
but more may be needed

When HIV is under control, you can focus on healthy aging. This includes regular exercise and a healthy diet, which may be able to help lessen excess VAT and help lower blood fats (i.e. cholesterol).
However VAT is a hard fat in more ways than one: people who are treated for HIV may find it difficult to manage excess VAT with diet and exercise alone.

Get the Facts About VAT

Download PDF

Don't take VAT as something
you have to accept.

Talk to your HCP today.

KEEP IN MIND THAT REDUCING EXCESS VAT MAY NOT
DECREASE THE RISK OF OTHER HEALTH ISSUES .

This information is provided for educational purposes only and not to serve as medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional for individual treatment options.

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