January 29, 2007 7:14am CST
ve protruding tummies causes heart problems.is it right?
• United States
29 Jan 07
Basically, the 'big gut' is an indicator of large amounts of omentum fat. When there is a lot of fat filling the omentum, the liver has to work hard to metabolize it, so other energy sources, like fat elsewhere on the body and the foods we ingest, have to wait to be digested or metabolized. There is a terrific new book out called "You on a Diet" by Mehmet Oz. It gives lots of information about omentum fat and how to reduce it. The book also contains lots of info about good foods, like beans, cranberries, and tomatoes, that promote health.