Visceral Fat Measurement
Map health risks caused by visceral fat
Visceral fat (active fat) is body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity and is therefore stored around a number of important internal organs such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas. Visceral fat is also called 'active fat' because research has shown that this type of fat plays a role in affecting how our hormones function.
What are the health risks linked with visceral fat?
All of us will have a certain amount of visceral fat but those of us with a larger quantity of visceral fat may be exposed to the following health conditions:
- Heart Disease and Stroke
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Colon Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Alzheimer's Disease
How can Prescan help?
A safe and accurate way to tell if you are storing excess visceral fat is to undergo a medically approved reasearch grade body composition analysis. This test does not use x-rays and is quick and easy to do. It can easily be added to our Total Body Scan-programme. Call or e-mail us for more details.
Visceral Fat Measurement (£150)
- Medically approved research grade body composition analysis