What is Visceral fat ?

Abdominal Fat can be divided into visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Visceral obesity can occur even if a person's weight or BMI is within "normal range" (thin on the outside, fat on the inside). Visceral level has a strong correlation with obesity-related diseases, more than total body fat.

Visceral Fat can be evaluated using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, by calculating the estimated amount of visceral fat in the abdominal area. If your scale has the Visceral Fat Level function, you can use it as a general indicator.

If your scale does not have Visceral Fat Level, you can still perform a Visceral Fat evaluation using a tape measure, by measuring waist circumference. Based on data published by the World Health Organization, the recommended cut-off points for waist circumference are > 94cm (men) and > 80cm (women) for increased risk of metabolic complication, and > 102cm (men) and > 88cm (women) for substantially increased risk.