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Visceral fat in the human abdomen, illustration. Visceral fat describes the fat that accumulates in the abdominal cavity enveloping the internal organs, mostly those of the digestive system. It is highly hormonally active and increases the risk for a number of diseases including coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia.
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