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What Is Fatty Tissue?

Fatty tissue is composed of mostly adipocytes, which are fat cells. Fatty tissue aids in the maintenance of the body’s temperature. However, too much fatty tissue is detrimental to health as it can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke and some types of cancers. To decrease and maintain a low levels of fatty tissue, regular and intensive exercise is recommended along with a healthy diet.

Though fatty tissue is credited for keeping the body warm and maintaining a good temperature by providing insulation against low environmental temperatures, fatty tissue can do very little for hot temperatures. A person with high body can tolerate cool temperatures better than high temperatures.

Studies have found that high amounts of fatty tissue are typical in most individuals who fall pre to cardiovascular diseases, especially strokes and heart disease. Some cancers such as breast, colon and ovary cancers are partly a result of excess fatty tissue. Health practitioners recommend that if there is a family history of any of these diseases, then individuals must make efforts to decrease their fatty tissue so that they lower their chances of suffering from these conditions.

Minimum levels of fatty tissue increase overall health and well being. To minimize fatty tissue, intensive cardiovascular exercise which pumps the heart is the best way to burn away fatty tissue. These exercises include walking fast, biking, and swimming, or any repetitive intensive type of exercise. The diet must minimize fatty foods and prioritize fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Drinking lots of water helps flush away the burnt fatty tissue.

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