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This Simple Technique Melts Belly Fat

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People lose more belly fat when they do this than taking medication.

Exercise is the best way to shed belly fat, research finds.

In fact, it actually has the effect of melting belly fat.

People lose more belly fat when they exercise than they do taking medication designed for weight loss.

Exercise increases the release of a molecule called interleukin-6.

The molecule helps to break down fats.

Dr Anne-Sophie Wedell-Neergaard, the study’s first author, said:

“The take home for the general audience is ‘do exercise’.

We all know that exercise promotes better health, and now we also know that regular exercise training reduces abdominal fat mass and thereby potentially also the risk of developing cardio-metabolic diseases.”

The study included 53 people who did 45-minute’s exercise, several times a week.

Belly fat was reduced, the results showed, by 8 percent.

To test the effects of interleukin-6, some people were given a drug that blocks its action.

In this group, people put on weight rather than losing it.

Dr Wedell-Neergaard said:

“To our knowledge, this is the first study to show that interleukin-6 has a physiological role in regulating visceral fat mass in humans.”

While there is no miracle food that can reduce belly fat, exercise and diet both help.

Not only that, but eating heart healthy foods is linked to a lower risk of cancer, dementia and other diseases.

Dr Wedell-Neergaard said:

“It is important to stress that when you start exercising, you may increase body weight due to increased muscle mass.

So, in addition to measuring your overall body weight, it would be useful, and maybe more important, to measure waist circumference to keep track of the loss of visceral fat mass and to stay motivated.”

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Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.

He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:

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The study was published in the journal Cell Metabolism (Wedell-Neergaard et al., 2018).