Cheer Up fitness freaks!!,a research has revealed how exercise reduces the belly fat scientifically!
If you are among the one who want to hit the gym in the new year or already sweating a lot there to reduce belly fat,here is a good news for you!
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark identified the role of A signalling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process burning obese fat, the study published in the journal Cell Metabolism states.
They proved that, a 12-week intervention consisting of bicycle exercise decreased visceral abdominal fat in obese adults.
Apparently, this effect was abolished in participants who were also treated with tocilizumab, a drug that blocks interleukin-6 signalling and is currently approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.Furthermore, the tocilizumab treatment geared up the cholesterol levels in the patients.
“The take home for the general audience is do exercise,” said Anne-Sophie Wedell-Neergaard of the University of Copenhagen.
Abdominal fat is associated with an increased risk of not only cardio-metabolic disease, but also cancer, dementia, and all-cause mortality.
Physical activity reduces visceral fat tissue, which surrounds internal organs in the abdominal cavity and thereby reducing the risk of cardio-metabolic diseases.
The researchers conducted a study by observing, total of 53 participants received intravenous infusions of either tocilizumab or saline as a placebo every four weeks, combined with no exercise or a bicycle routine consisting of several 45-minute sessions each week.The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to assess visceral fat tissue mass at the beginning and end of the study.
“The signalling pathways in immune cells versus muscle cells differ substantially, resulting in pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory actions, so interleukin-6 may act differently in healthy and diseased people,” Wedell-Neergaard added.