Last updated: 21.04.12

Online training course 'will help people lose visceral fat'

An online training course called "The Secrets to Losing Belly Fat & Increasing Your Energy" is to take place.The e-learning programme will be delivered as an internet telecast on April 24th by certified nutrition health counsellor Karen Russell.While the majority of obese people in America suffer from 'belly fat', thin individuals can also have this problem but might not realise it.This substance can pose a silent health risk to people by residing around inner organs, regardless of the size a person is, Ms Russell pointed out.Fat can be stored in one of two ways - either 'subcutaneously', which means under the skin around the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and hips, or 'viscerally', which relates to that kept deeper inside around the pelvis, chest and gut, covering vital organs such as the liver, digestive tract, lungs and heart.While members of the public may be most concerned about the subcutaneous fat and self-conscious about how much of this they can see, it is thought the hidden fat could be the biggest danger to people's health.Harvard Medical School notes visceral fat is linked to breast cancer, type two diabetes, metabolic disturbances, cardiovascular disease and the need for surgery to the gall bladder.It "lies out of reach, deep within the abdominal cavity, where it pads the spaces between our abdominal organs," the educational institution claims.However, the e-learning course will enable people to reduce the amount of this substance inside their body and could improve their medical outcomes, Ms Russell claimed.She said her clients have seen reductions in blood sugar, cholesterol, weight, triglycerides and blood pressure from following the "personal, one-on-one" online training course she provides."I believe if my clients learn how to cook, shop and eat healthy, it can change their life," the nutritionist declared, adding: "Food is the best medicine."People who wish to register for the e-learning course should go to or telephone 330-340-8314.