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5 Major Risk Factors

5 Major Risk Factors

The five major risk factors for this condition are:

  • Metabolically obese
  • Death from cardiovascular disease
  • Research has also found that having a high mass of fat and a combination of low muscle mass and strength may be associated with cognitive decline
  • When you eat food high in sugar, your blood sugar rises and your body produces insulin to shuttle the sugar into fat and muscle cells for storage
  • Chronically elevated insulin levels can lead to insulin resistance, which happens when your body stops responding to insulin. Insulin resistance is linked to increased body fat, especially around the belly


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Exercise and dietary habits

Exercise and dietary habits

  • When you exercise, your body releases anabolic hormones that stimulate muscle building.
  • Exercise also


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Recommended Dietary Measures

Recommended Dietary Measures

  • Minimize simple carbohydrates and focus on getting most of your carbohydrates from whole grains, fruit, and vegetables.
  • Include plenty of protein in your diet.
  • Minimize sugary or high-calorie beverages like sodas, alcohol, and juices.


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Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle

Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle

  • Along with diet and exercise habits, poor sleep and too much stress can also contribute to increased body fat.
  • Here are some do’s and don’ts that might help improve your body composition.
  • Y...


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Recommended Exercise to Reduce Skinny Fat

Recommended Exercise to Reduce Skinny Fat

  • There is no specific workout or exercise that is known to reduce “skinny fat” body composition.
  • Instead, look for a type of exercise you enjoy and make it a part of your weekly routine.

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  • Follow a crash diet in an attempt to lose weight.
  • Sleep fewer than 7 hours per night.
  • Consume alcohol in large amounts, either at once or over a long period of time.
  • Consume caffeine close to bedtime.
  • Rely mostly on fast food for nutrition.


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Sex / Gender

Sex / Gender

  • Anyone can be considered “skinny fat.”
  • Since the term is subjective, it’s hard to measure whether it’s more common in certain sexes / gender.


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What Does "Skinny Fat" Mean

What Does "Skinny Fat" Mean

  • “Skinny fat” doesn’t have a standardized definition and isn’t a medical term, so different people use the term in various ways.
  • It’s usually used to refer to less muscle tone and strength as well as a relatively high body f...


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What Contributes To "Skinny Fat" Body?

What Contributes To "Skinny Fat" Body?

  • Everyone’s body is different. Some people are more genetically predisposed to have a higher body fat percentage and less muscle than others.
  • Other factors like exercise and nutrition habits, age, a...


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  • Older adults may be at the highest risk of muscle loss and an increase in body fat, due to hormonal changes that make it more difficult to maintain muscle.
  • Age-related muscle loss is call...


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Hormone Imbalances

Hormone Imbalances

  • Hormonal imbalances may contribute to increased body fat and changes in body fat storage.
  • The medical term for someone who’s lean, BUT has a metabolic profile that puts them at risk of developing metabolic dise...


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