DIET: Thin People May Be Fat Inside

May 10, 2007 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press

“The whole concept of being fat needs to be redefined”

If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble.

Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas _ invisible to the naked eye _ could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.

'Being thin doesn't automatically mean you're not fat,' said Dr. Jimmy Bell, a professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London. Since 1994, Bell and his team have scanned nearly 800 people with MRI machines to create 'fat maps' showing where people store fat. Read more

Comments
1 - 3 of 3 Comments Last updated Jun 8, 2007

Since: Feb 07

Lebanon, OR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
May 10, 2007
 
The change has come, I have to eat sensible portions now or else I'll blimp up.
Harry Hatchet

Reading, UK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
May 11, 2007
 
That will teach you for not eating properly wont it chubby?
its okay

Buellton, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Jun 8, 2007
 
eat what you want
how you want when you
want
food is life
but you should eat to survive on live to eat

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Nutrition Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Why do I often crave eating clay? (Jan '09) 8 hr Smore 8,029
One man's uphill battle against childhood obesity Wed tyimmy 1
Chiropractors as family doctors: Once denounced... Aug 18 Chiropractor from... 12
Knee joint replacment surgery Aug 18 BossGirl 25
Defeat insomnia and sleep easy with these top f... (Oct '13) Aug 17 Jack 6
CRN-I aims for new audience with supplement qua... Aug 16 LEGALISE STEROIDS 2
FDA Approves Diet Drug to Treat Overweight Adults (Jun '12) Aug 16 PIRTYES 12

Search the Nutrition Forum:
•••