Features August 2007 Issue

Your Body Fat Is a Factory, So Limit Production

Burning more calories than you consume can help reduce your fat cells, and in turn, the harmful proteins that put your heart at risk.

Only recently have scientists come to learn just how busy body fat is, churning out proteins that will eventually affect your heart health. For a long time, it was assumed that body fat just took up space, storing fat, says Deepak Bhatt, MD, associate director of the Cardiovascular Coordinating Center at Cleveland Clinic.

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