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Is a Leaky Gut Causing You to Pack on the Pounds?

Is a Leaky Gut Causing You to Pack on the Pounds?

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  • Leaky gut is associated with increased levels of visceral fat, liver fat, and larger waist circumference
  • Visceral fat is associated with metabolic syndrome and increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke
  • You can have leaky gut even if you’re healthy, often caused by poor diet (sugar, processed foods), certain medications and other toxins
  • Repairing your digestive health with probiotics and lifestyle changes can help you repair leaky gut and possibly reduce visceral fat

By Dr. Mercola

When you think of body fat you most likely think of cellulite and love handles (subcutaneous fat), but there's another type of fat in your body that is much less visible and actually far more dangerous.


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