visceral-fat.jpgThe results from a recent study has shown that a person's waist measurement is an accurate predictor of heart attack than the body mass index, (BMI), which is a weight-to-height ratio. Visceral fat, is a kind of biological monstrosity, which in excess, wreaks havoc on the body, raising the risk of heart disease, diabetes, even some types of cancers. Lying deep inside the body, wrapping around the liver and other major organs, visceral fat acts like a kind of organ itself — spewing out bad hormones and squashing the production of good ones. The only good news about visceral fat is: It's easy to lose. Sit-ups and liposuction don't work. Studies show, regular diet and exercise can lead to a substantial drop.