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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Visceral

 

a term referring to the internal organs of an animal. The term is used to describe the visceral peritoneum lining the intestines; the visceral musculature of the intestines; the visceral cranium, a part of the cranium; and the visceral material surrounding the anterior portion of the intestinal tube.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Per a previous study that went on for eight weeks and consisted of 69 overweight men and women as its participants, those who followed a low-carb diet lost 10 percent more visceral fat than those who didn't.A They also lost 4.4 percent more total fat than those who followed a diet that is only low-fat.
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Sao varios os metodos que podem ser utilizados na avaliacao da gordura subcutanea e visceral. Atualmente, os padroes de referencia sao a Tomografia Computadorizada (TC) abdominal ou Ressonancia Magnetica (RM), as quais necessitam de equipamentos clinicos avancados.
Physical activity reduces visceral fat tissue, which surrounds internal organs in the abdominal cavity, but the underlying mechanisms have not been clear.
However, the dominance of IL-4 and IL-10 alone or in additive are responsible for dissemination of parasite into visceral organs (14,15).
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