How exercise burns belly fat

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(All4Women) — You don’t have to do endless sit-ups to blast belly fat, but when starting an exercise programme, waist measurements trump the scale…

Research has found that, when you exercise, a signalling molecule called interleukin-6 works to reduce belly fat.

After following a 12-week long cycling exercise programme, obese adults lost notable amounts of belly fat, also known as visceral abdominal fat.

“The take home for the general audience is ‘do exercise’,” says first author Anne-Sophie Wedell-Neergaard of the University of Copenhagen. “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.” (…)

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