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Mid-thigh fat deposits and risk of CVD

A study at the University of Maryland has determined that mid-thigh fat deposits are associated with the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, and lipid disorders. The 24 subjects in the study were 58 or older, non-smokers, post-menopausal and not receiving hormone replacement therapy. The subjects followed the American Heart Association's Step 1 diet plan and walked three times a week for 35 to 45 minutes. The results after six months indicated a reduction of mid-thigh fat while improving glucose metabolism as well as lipid metabolic risk factors for CVD.

In addition, MLI reports that people with the most mid-thigh fat while practicing Tune-Up lost the most fat and gained the most muscle. In addition, at the conclusion of the study, the women's body weight and body mass index had decreased by an average of eight percent, waist and hip circumferences had decreased by four percent, and the overall aerobic capacity had increased by eight percent.


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