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Photo: New Yale University Prevention Research Center Study Finds Flat Belly Diet! Reduced Dangerous Visceral Belly Fat by 33%
Date:1/5/2009

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Flat Belly Diet! reduced dangerous visceral belly fat on average by 33% in 28 days, according to a new study by the Yale University Prevention Research Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. Researchers followed nine overweight women on the plan and tracked their progress using cross-sectional MRI scans and measuring key health markers. The diet was also found to decrease risk factors for heart health such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and inflammation as well as diabetes. The MRI before-and-after results can be found at http://www.prevention.com/flatbellymri.


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Said Dr. David Katz, MD, adjunct professor of public health and director of the Yale Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine, "This diet study is exceptional because few have used MRI to look at the effects of a particular diet on abdominal fat. It shows the plan not only significantly reduces weight overall, but abdominal fat in particular, including dangerous visceral fat. We also saw impressive reductions in cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and insulin resistance."

Can a diet really target belly fat? Said Katz, "To some degree, yes. Eating fewer calories than you burn will mobilize fat in general. In addition, the kinds of foods prominent in the Flat Belly Diet -- monounsaturated fats, sources of soluble fiber including whole grains, along with fruits, and vegetables -- can help lower insulin and help directly mobilize belly fat."

In April 2008, Prevention commissioned scientists at the Yale University Prevention Research Center to study how the Flat Belly Diet! affects deadly viscera
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