SIR MIX A LOT MAY HAVE BEEN ON TO SOMETHING…

Sir Mix A Lot may have been on to something…  A review suggest that fat deposited in the hips and buttocks may be much healthier than fat deposited inside the belly.  Visceral (belly) fat produces inflammatory chemicals that can damage blood vessels and other parts of the body.  Fat in the hip and buttocks region may actually produce a chemical that is protective (adiponectin).

Having said this, losing weight is still beneficial if you’re obese, even if it means losing some behind (as has happened to me – there wasn’t much to begin with 🙂 ).


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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