Scientists from the New Jersey School of Medicine have found that a high percentage of fat in the legs reduces the risk of hypertension. Experts have traced this dependence on the example of six thousand people.
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The head of the study, Ayush Vizaria, believes that it is important to pay attention not only to the percentage of fat in the whole body, but also to its location in the body. Thus, visceral fat accumulating in the abdominal cavity around the liver, pancreas and intestines is reliably harmful, and there is still little information about fat in the legs.
Almost six thousand people took part in the experiment. To measure the amount of fat in their legs, the experts used a special type of x-ray, after which it was compared with the overall body. It turned out that people with a higher percentage of adipose tissue in the lower extremities are less likely to experience hypertension than those who have this figure less.
Previously, nutritionists have determined the daily consumption of chocolate, which will not affect the figure.