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Embarrassing Fat Bodies Episode 2

Internal Fat

This week Dr Christian investigates internal fat, visiting some office workers to calculate their body fat percentage. He picks on Bobby, whose body fat percentage of 28% is high for a man, to get his internal body fat checked. After MRI scans compare Bobby’s internal fat with Dr Christian’s, Bobby finds out that he has a worrying amount of fat around his heart. However, Bobby also discovers that by doing half to one hours of exercise 3 times a week he can reduce this internal fat by up to 60%.

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The EB team would like to thank:

Imperial College, London
MRC Clinical Sciences Centre
Redsquid.co.uk
Oxygen Fit

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