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Bend, OR
A 17-year-old female asked:

I never realized how much fat can build up between your organs.. when you lose weight do you lose that fat first or does it depend on the exercise?

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Dr. Thomas Horn
38 years experience
No spot reduction: there's no way to reduce fat in certain areas by certain exercises. Liposuction can remove that from specific locations but is only used in subcutaneous areas.As you lose weight, the body burns your fatty storage and usually it is equally distributed when you lose or gain weight.
Last updated Mar 22, 2015


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