Visceral fat lurks within the abdominal cavity, which houses a number of important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines. Along with diabetes and high blood pressure, visceral fat build-up is a risk factor for heart disease. Fortunately, dietary interventions can burn the belly fat.
For the study, normal weight participants were given coffee with a caffeine content of 8mg per kg of the person’s body weight and their metabolic rate “increased significantly” during the three hours after caffeine ingestion, the researchers observed.
Furthermore, fat burning also increased significantly in the last hour, compared to a control group who received a placebo.
What’s more, obese subjects and a control group with a normal weight were given coffee with a caffeine content of 4mg per kg of the person’s body weight caffeine content and both groups experienced an increase in metabolic rate, however only the control group had an increase in fat burning.
The researchers concluded that coffee increases the metabolic rate of both normal-weight and obese individuals, accompanied by greater fat burning in normal weight subjects.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a one-day cool down Tuesday, we’re back to the high heat and humidity Wednesday.
High temperatures through the rest of the work week return to the middle and upper 90s, with heat indices over 100 degrees each afternoon. Be sure to take frequent breaks in the shade when working or exercising outdoors, and keep pets cool and hydrated as well.
Author: Billy Gates
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin
President Biden plans to announce that he has selected R. Nicholas Burns, a veteran Foreign Service officer and a former ambassador to NATO, as his ambassador to China, and Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles as his ambassador to India, according to two people familiar with the process.
Mr. Biden has also selected Thomas R. Nides, a vice chairman at Morgan Stanley who served as a deputy secretary of state under President Barack Obama, to serve as the ambassador to Israel, those people said.
Rahm Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago and Mr. Obama’s chief of staff, who developed a close relationship with Mr. Biden when he was vice president, has been selected to serve as ambassador to Japan, the people said. And Ken Salazar, a former senator from Colorado and the interior secretary in the Obama administration, is said to have been chosen as the ambassador to Mexico.
Mr. Biden has been reviewing lists of names for some of the crucial jobs for months and was deeply interested and involved in the selection process, administration officials said. And many of the nominees for coveted ambassadorships were offered the positions weeks or months ago.
But the administration has delayed announcing the picks for several reasons. Instead of revealing the names one at a time, officials are planning to unveil a diverse slate of nominees, people involved in the process said. The administration is hoping to go beyond racial and gender diversity and focus on signaling to career Foreign Service officials that they are valued by whittling down the number of posts given to campaign donors.
Another cause for delay is that many of the people who were selected are still completing time-consuming background checks and financial reviews as part of the rigorous vetting process. The Biden administration had initially hoped to move its first slate of nominees by mid-April, an official said.
A White House official on Wednesday declined to comment on the timing and said that none of the names were final until the administration made an official announcement.
Others in the running for key positions include Cindy McCain — the widow of Senator John McCain of Arizona — who is said to be Mr. Biden’s pick to serve as ambassador to the U.N. World Food Program, and Mark Gitenstein, a former ambassador to Romania and a close friend of Mr. Biden’s, who is said to be in consideration for ambassador to the European Union.
Mr. Biden is also considering nominating Mark Brzezinski, who served as ambassador to Sweden during the Obama administration, as his ambassador to Poland, according to people familiar with the process. Mr. Brzezinski is the brother of Mika Brzezinski, a host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and the son of Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter.
Author: Billy Gates
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The fire is now out at a popular restaurant on Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas at Austin campus, the Austin Fire Department said Friday afternoon. No one was hurt, and firefighters say the cause was accidental.
The fire at Halal Bros eatery just north of West 27th Street sparked around 10:30 a.m. Friday.
“Fire started in wall and extended to into the attic,” the Austin Fire Department tweeted. “The building was built in 1920 and the construction features made it difficult to access the fire.”
The fire continued to burn for about an hour before firefighters were able to put it out.
At least four fire trucks and dozens of firefighters quickly responded to the fire.
Halal Bros is a family-owned business with three brick-and-mortar locations in Austin, plus a food truck. Their business started in 2010, serving Halal and Middle Eastern food.
“I think the most important thing was that the skin grafts worked.”
Abbie thanked her fans for all their support as she explained the extent of her injuries.
She wrote: “Whilst we were attempting to create a glass bottle into a vase following a YouTube tutorial, it went terribly wrong and it resulted in me incurring injuries and burns requiring continuous hospital treatment over the past seven weeks.
“I really need you all to be careful with what you’re doing and if you’re copying any YouTube videos. I will be OK, I love you all.”
She added: “I also want to say a massive thank you to the nurses and doctors and the Chelsea & Westminster burns unit for their incredible care and treatment.”
Losing weight is integral for one’s overall health – especially when it comes to certain types of fat. Belly fat, which scientists call visceral fat, isn’t what causes muffin top. Instead, it is found deep in the abdominal cavity, filling the spaces between internal organs. Studies have found the best type of exercise to burn unhealthy belly fat is aerobic exercise. How can aerobic exercise help to burn your belly fat?
Researchers from the Duke University Medical Centre have discovered the best type of exercise to cut levels of visceral fat.
The study lasted for a total of eight months and compared how much visceral fat was lost from aerobic exercise, resistance training or both.
Published in the American Journal of Physiology, lead author physiologist Dr Cris Slentz said: “Our study sought to identify the most effective form of exercise to get rid of that unhealthy fat.
“[If] you want to lose belly fat, aerobic exercise is the better choice because it burns more calories.”
The study revealed aerobic exercise burned 67 percent more calories than resistance training.
The aerobic group performed an equivalent of 12 miles of jogging per week at 80 percent maximum heart rate.
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In a study published in the National Library of Medicine, ways to help lose visceral fat was investigated.
The study noted: “The mechanism by which this intervention may have promoted visceral fat loss most likely is the combined effects of energy restriction and aerobic exercise.
“Other studies have shown that both reduced energy diets and aerobic exercise in particular have can dramatic effects on visceral fat reduction.
“One study found that there was a dose– response relationship between aerobic exercise and visceral fat reduction in subjects without metabolic-related disorders.
“Results of that study also indicated that the degree of visceral fat loss can be directly attributed to the amount of aerobic exercise.
“In the present study, we did not find a significant independent link between physical activity, strenuous or otherwise, and the degree of visceral fat loss.
“This could be due to limitations in the self-reported nature of the measure of physical activity or that the effect from energy restriction greatly overwhelmed the effect of exercise in this particular study.”
When investigating the effects of aerobic exercise on visceral fat the results showed that people who did aerobics for eight months lost about 2.5 square inches of belly fat, as measured on a CT scan.
This equates to around 1.5 times as much as people who did a combination of aerobic exercise and weightlifting, and about 20 times as much as those who only lifted weights.
Health experts have also found aerobic exercise is best for reducing liver fat, too much of which can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a leading cause of cirrhosis.
For an even better visceral fat loss, combine your aerobic exercising with a low-carb diet to help burn your belly fat.