Omentum Fat

By Dr. Rick Tague

One Moment…ummm…what’s an Omentum?

Omentum Fat by any other name is still the same…Belly Fat, Beer Gut, Abdominal Fat, Spare Tire, Visceral Fat, Intra-Abdominal Adiposity (IAA)…it’s the “sheet” of unhealthy fat located deep inside the abdomen, underneath the muscles in your stomach.  There are three primary kinds of fat: the fat in our bloodstream known as triglycerides, subcutaneous fat which is the fat just beneath the skin, and omentum fat.  Omentum fat is readily available to the liver, and then shipped off to the arteries where it can be linked to health risks like high LDL (the bad cholesterol).  It’s this fat that is especially harmful to your health!