Anyone who’s got a few pounds to lose has probably looked at gals with perfect bodies with death ray eyes, but it turns out there may not necessarily be a reason for you to be so jealous. Believe it or not, according to a science, just because that person in line in front of you at Starbucks is super skinny, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are healthier than you.
The study out of the UK finds that whether you are fat or skinny, there is a chance you could be carrying fat around vital abdominal organs, including the heart and kidneys that could be a danger to your health. Such fat is called visceral fat, with some considering it silent killer because even if you’re thin you could be carrying it around. It’s actually more dangerous than subcutaneous fat that’s stored beneath the skin.
Such “skinny fat” people are those who may look thin, but have poor diets and rarely exercise. If such high levels of visceral fat are stored in the body it can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Source: New York Post