- Both strength training and endurance training resulted in a reduction in a certain type of fat surrounding the heart, but only lifting caused a drop in a second type of heart fat, a new study reported in JAMA Cardiology has been published. found.
- Fat around the heart has been associated with heart disease and cardiac function problems.
- Researchers believe that a training program that combines strength training and weight training is most beneficial to your heart.
When people exercise, eat healthier and lose a few pounds. They may lose weight at the waist, but there is another way of reducing fat that is just as important: breaking down fat around the heart.
Now, a new study published in JAMA Cardiology suggests that strength training is one of the best options.
First, a brief review of the anatomy: You have two major types of the heart adipose tissue. The epicardial adipose tissue surrounds the heart muscle and the coronary arteries. The pericardial adipose tissue is located outside the epicardial tissue of the heart.
Although they are cuddled together, each type of fabric has different properties. For example, the epicardial type shares the blood supply with the heart. The pericardium is perfused by other blood vessels.
Due to direct contact with the heart and joint blood supply, epicardial adipose tissue has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Less is known about the risks of pericardial fat as it has no direct contact with the heart. However, experts believe it affects cardiovascular and cardiac function in a more indirect but probably still significant way.
What we come back to the new study.