Here’s what burns fat on your stomach …
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have finally decided to answer the question that is crucial for the effectiveness of the New Year’s resolutions of many of us. In the magazine “Cell Metabolism” they revealed what determines that physical exercises help us to lose excess fat from the abdomen. It turns out that the preferred for us process is mediated by interleukin-6, one of the proteins that control the immune system. Unfortunately, the discovery of this truth does not change the fact that … you have to practice.
Abdominal fat not only worsens our
53 adults with abdominal obesity participated in the 12-week experiment. They were divided into four groups, which every four weeks were administered intravenously tocilizumab, a drug blocking the action of interleukin-6 or saline and which were asked to participate in a physical exercise program or not. With the help of nuclear magnetic resonance before and after the experiment, the amount of abdominal fat was examined in all of them.
In the placebo group and who exercised several times a week for 45 minutes on a bike, the fat percentage decreased by 225 grams or 8% on average. compared to those who received
–The conclusion from our research is clear, you need to practice – emphasizes the first author of the work, Anne-Sophie Wedell-Neergaard from the University of Copenhagen.
–We all know that physical activity has a positive effect on our health, now we also know how it helps us to lose some abdominal fat, reducing the risk of so-called cardiometabolic diseases – he adds.
The work does not explain all aspects of the action of interleukin-6 on adipose tissue, the authors admit that the mechanism is complex, and the level of this protein and its influence on inflammatory processes in healthy people and patients often differs. In the future, they intend to check whether interleukin-6 can affect the fact that our body uses fat or carbohydrates to produce energy in various circumstances. This knowledge could help in the future to support with this protein also our … New Year’s resolutions.