Who will get coronavirus vaccine first? Full list

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Coronavirus has impacted the globe for almost a year, plunging countries into tough lockdowns, infecting more than 61 million people and killing more than 1.4 million. Scientists have been working on a vaccine for the virus in a bid to return to normal life and prevent further deaths, and several have seen breakthroughs in recent weeks. Now across the UK, vaccines could be given out as soon as next month. 

Dubbed the biggest vaccination campaign in history, the Government is hoping to begin rolling out doses before the end of December.

This will come as a relief to many across the UK, with thousands of Britons isolating or shielding due to the risks associated with COVID-19.

In order to begin roll out as soon as possible, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has set the order of priority for the whole of the UK.

The priority list is being done on a basis mostly according to age according to recent reports.

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NHS England’s COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme was seen by HSJ and reportedly showed when each group is likely to begin receiving it.

The NHS is planning to create capacity with GP-run facilities, “large scale mass vaccination sites”, NHS trusts, and “roving models” for people who cannot travel.

According to documents seen by the publication, the current plan would mean those of highest priority vaccinated by the end of February.

As a whole, by the end of April 88.5 million vaccination doses will be issued across England, with two doses per person 18 and older.

Priority for the virus is yet to be confirmed by the JCVI.

The vaccine will be rolled out in stages, prioritising certain members of the community based on a range of factors.

So far it appears this is the list of those first to receive the vaccine in descending order:

  • Care home residents and staff
  • All of those aged 80 and over and health and social care workers
  • All of those aged 70 and over and those judged clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 18)
  • All of those aged 65 and over
  • Those aged 18 and over in an at risk group (More on this below)
  • All of those aged 60 and over
  • All of those 55 years and over
  • All of those 50 years and over

However, the final priority list has not yet been announced and is still being drawn up by the JCVI.

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What is an at-risk group?

People over the age of 18 are considered to be in an at-risk group if they meet the following conditions:

Have chronic kidney, liver, heart or vascular disease

Have chronic respiratory disease such as COPD, severe asthma or cystic fibrosis

Have chronic neurological disease like Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, dementia, motor neurone disease

Have asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

Those with type 1 diabetes

Those with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin or oral medication, diet-controlled diabetes

Those with immunosuppression – anyone on chemotherapy, people taking certain drugs which suppress the immune system or transplant patients

The close relatives or carers of immunocompromised adults

Those who are classed as morbidly obese – those with a body mass index of over 40

Those with severe mental illness

Adult carers

Younger adults in long-stay nursing homes and residential care settings

The timeline for vaccine roll-outs according to the HSJ is as follows –

  • Care home residents and staff, healthcare workers – from the beginning of December
  • Ages 80 plus – from mid-December
  • Everyone aged 70-80 – from late December
  • Everyone aged 65-70 – from early January
  • All high and moderate risk under 65s – from early January
  • Everyone aged 50-65 – from mid-January and
  • Everyone aged 18-50 – from late January but with the bulk of this group vaccinated during March.

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Stephanie Beacham health: Star’s potentially deadly condition was spotted by her partner

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Stephanie Beacham, 73, felt “numb but not frightened” when she was told of her first skin cancer diagnosis. Witnessing friends battling “more serious cancers” she said: “You do what you have to do, make an appointment with the nearest good skin doctor and get it sorted…I’d feel like a fraud to exaggerate mine.”

But Beacham’s skin cancer was first spotted by her partner Dr Bernie Greenwood.

“What happened with me was that I’d had a small sore spot on my nose that had been irritating me for a while but I’d dismissed it as nothing when my partner Bernie started staring at me intently,” she revealed to Mirror.co.uk.

“I assumed he was about to tell me how lovely I was but he said: ‘You’ve got skin cancer on your nose’.”

A biopsy confirmed the lesion, about the size of a fingernail, was a basal cell carcinoma.

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Basal cell carcinoma is classed as a non-melanoma – a more common type of skin cancer.

The less common skin cancer known as melanoma can be more serious.

Beacham continued: “I was incredibly grateful it wasn’t anything more serious and after having it surgically removed under local anaesthetic it scabbed up, healed and that was it.

“It was no big deal but ever since then I’ve piled on the factor 50 sunscreen and I deeply regret the many hours I spent sunbathing in the past, damaging my skin – my neck and chest are ruined.

“I’d urge anyone to stay out of the sun between noon and 4pm. Enjoy the warmth but do it in the early morning or late afternoon as it’ll just age you.”

In 2011, Beacham’s skin cancer resurged – a crusty patch appeared in the same spot on her nose.

She explained: “It wasn’t a mole or a bump so I just covered it in make-up and foolishly ignored it until once again Bernie realised that some cancerous cells had remained.”

Beacham underwent photodynamic light therapy, which destroyed the tumour, and she was given the all clear.

What does a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) look like?

BBC usually appears as a small, shiny pink or pearly-white lump with a translucent or waxy appearance, according to the NHS. It can also look like a red, scaly patch.

It adds: “There’s sometimes some brown or black pigment within the patch.

“The lump slowly gets bigger and may become crusty, bleed or develop into a painless ulcer.

“Basal cell carcinoma does not usually spread to other parts of the body.

“There’s a small risk (up to 5 percent) of squamous cell carcinoma spreading to other parts of the body, usually the lymph nodes (small glands found throughout your body).”

A diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer usually begins with a visit to a GP, who will then examine your skin and decide whether you need further assessment by a specialist.

The specialist should be able to confirm the diagnosis by doing a physical examination.

But they may also do a biopsy – a minor surgical procedure where either part or all of the tumour is removed so it can be studied under a microscope.

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Coronavirus vaccine: Volunteer describes side effects- ‘Like flu but for about five hours’

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Last Monday it was announced that a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech had produced a 90 percent effectiveness in its final-stage trial. The trial, which currently progressing in the United States, involves 43,000 volunteers from six countries. Many logistics and unknowns must be addressed before the vaccine can be scaled up and distributed.

One of the critical unknowns relates to how the body will respond to the vaccine.

Some of the 43,000 volunteers involved in the study have shed light on the vaccine’s possible side effects.

The latest insight comes from Miquel Fernández, a Catalan living in the city of Norman, Oklahoma.

Fernández explained that the day after getting the vaccine, “I had symptoms as if I had the flu. Fever, general malaise and fatigue that lasted about five hours,” he said in an interview with Rac1.

The man has already received two doses of the vaccine.

After receiving the first dose, the trial manager warned him that people who had reacted to the vaccine with symptoms had an even stronger reaction when they received the second dose.

Fernández said: “The same day I had a lot of discomfort, more pain and the area where I got the shot was swollen. I experienced fatigue and fever again.

“It was as if I had caught a very bad flu. However, as happened after receiving the first dose, the symptoms disappeared the next day.”

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The Spaniard cannot assure that he has received the vaccine or the placebo.

The trial is double blind, which means that fifty percent of the volunteers receive the vaccine and the other half receive a placebo in the experimental phase.

It is not until the end of the trial that volunteers find out if they got the real vaccine.

In March 2021, the third test will be carried out, in which it will be determined if Miquel has produced antibodies to COVID-19.

What have others said about the vaccine?

Trial volunteer Glenn Deshields, 44, from Austin, Texas, described it as “a severe hangover” but said symptoms quickly cleared-up.

Another volunteer, 45-year-old Carrie from Missouri, said she experienced a headache, fever and body aches, after her first shot in September.

The side effects appeared to intensify after her second dose last month, she said.

Earlier today, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock provided an update on the timeline of the UK’s rollout of the vaccine.

According to Hancock, the UK government is working closely with Pfizer to ensure a 1st December initial rollout of the vaccine.

This is the very earliest the UK can distribute the vaccine, he said.

According to The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the following people will given first priority:

  • Older adults’ resident in a care home and care home workers
  • All those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers
  • All those 75 years of age and over
  • All those 70 years of age and overAll those 65 years of age and over
  • High-risk adults under 65 years of age
  • Moderate-risk adults under 65 years of age
  • All those 60 years of age and over
  • All those 55 years of age and over
  • All those 50 years of age and over
  • Rest of the population (priority to be determined).

The vaccine is one of a number of promising candidates that are currently being tested.

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega.

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Dougie Poynter health – Mcfly bassist’s health condition made him a ‘bit of a prisoner’

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Dougie Poynter will be back on our screens this coming Saturday in the ITV one-off special, McFly: All About Us. In the revealing doc, the Mcfly bassist discusses his tumultuous years battling addiction, which culminated in him taking a lethal dose of valium following the band’s hiatus in 2016. The musician has been candid about his addiction problems in the past.

In an interview with The Sun back in 2018, Dougie reflected on his decision to seek treatment for alcohol addiction.

The McFly bassist said it was the best decision he had ever made and praised his bandmates for helping him to commit to sobriety.

Dougie revealed how alcoholism made him feel like a prisoner but rehab broke the oppressive spell.

He said: “I’ve been sober for almost eight years. It has changed my life dramatically. You’re a bit of a prisoner.

“There were so many things that I wanted to do but I couldn’t do because I was trapped by addiction, so getting clean and going to rehab and going into the programme was one of the best things that I ever did.”

Speaking about the role his bandmates played in his recovery, he said: “If it wasn’t for them I don’t think I would have been able to stay sober. They were my biggest support network. To me [the band] will never, ever be broken.”

Dougie found the first few years of sobriety a shock to the system.

He said the first two years were the hardest, amplified by the holidays and special occasions.

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Things started to look up for Dougie in his third year of sobriety, however.

Alcoholism – what should I be looking out for?

“While there is no formal ‘AA definition’ of alcoholism, the majority of our members agree that, for most of us, it could be described as a physical compulsion, coupled with a mental obsession,” says Alcoholics Anonymous.

It is characterised by a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond the capacity to control it, in defiance of all rules of common sense, says AA.

Alcohol misuse is generally when you drink in a way that’s harmful, or when you’re dependent on alcohol.

According to the NHS, to keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.

Alcohol and its associated risks can have both short-term and long-term effects.

The adverse effects include damage to the brain, bones and heart, warns the NHS.

How to respond

“If you are worried about your drinking or have had an alcohol-related accident or injury, you may be offered a short counselling session known as a brief intervention,” explains the NHS.

According to the health body, a brief intervention lasts about five to 10 minutes, and covers risks associated with your pattern of drinking, advice about reducing the amount you drink, alcohol support networks available to you, and any emotional issues around your drinking.

As it explains, keeping a “drinking diary” may be recommended so you can record how many units of alcohol you drink a week.

If you need to speak to someone, drinkline is the national alcohol helpline.

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline in complete confidence.

Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).

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Katherine Jenkins health: ‘My liver wasn’t working properly’ Stars unusual condition

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Katherine Jenkins, 40, is the Welsh songbird who has released numerous albums that have performed well on both British and foreign charts. The songstress has become a regular face on television screens thanks in part to her alluring beauty and perfectly pitched voice. The star has enjoyed a quieter existence focussing on her growing family. It was during her pregnancy, however, that she discovered a health condition she was suffering from which she had never heard about. Katherine chose to speak out about the condition in the hopes of informing other pregnant woman about a liver condition which causes itchiness in pregnancy. What is it?

Katherine said in an interview with The Sun last year: “With my second pregnancy there was a little bit of a complication.

“I got a thing called cholestasis, I had itchy skin and at first I thought it was just stretching.

“Eventually I had a blood test and I found that my liver wasn’t working properly which can have really serious effects.

“I had literally never heard of the condition before and I didn’t realise it was serious and I think it’s something that people should talk about more,” she added.

The songstress is now using her experience to encourage other expectant mothers who suffer with itchy skin to “go get a blood test”.

Cholestasis is a condition that affects around one in 140 pregnant women in the UK.

Symptoms typically start from around 30 weeks of pregnancy, but it’s possible to develop the condition as early as eight weeks.

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There are two types of cholestasis: intrahepatic cholestasis and extrahepatic cholestasis. Intrahepatic cholestasis originates within the liver. It can be caused by:

  • Disease
  • Infection
  • Drug use
  • Genetic abnormalities
  • Hormonal effects on bile flow

The main symptom is itching, usually without a rash, according to the NHS.

It explains: “For many women with cholestasis, the itching is often more noticeable on the hands and feet but can be all over the body or worse at night.

“Other symptoms include dark urine, pale poo, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, but this is less common.

“Wearing loose clothes may help prevent itching, as your clothes are less likely to rub against your skin and cause irritation.

“You may also want to avoid synthetic materials and opt for natural ones, such as cotton, instead.”

Cholestasis that occurs during pregnancy can be an inherited condition. If your mother or sister had this condition during pregnancy, you may have an increased risk for also developing obstetric cholestasis.

It’s strongly advised to see your GP if you have itching in pregnancy.

Some over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines or anti-itch creams containing cortisone, are generally ineffective for treating this condition and may harm your unborn baby.

Instead, your GP can prescribe drugs that help with the itchiness but won’t harm your baby.

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Gout symptoms: The first sign you could have the potentially disabling form of arthritis

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This debilitating condition arises when excess uric acid collects in the body. What is the first sign of gout? And how can it be treated?

The American College of Rheumatology revealed the first sign of gout could be painful swelling in the big toe.

In the beginning, gout attacks could appear in the night, followed by no symptoms.

As uric acid continues to build up in the body, the affected area may be red and warm.

Needle-like urate crystals deposit in the toe joint, which attracts white blood cells.

This can lead to severe, painful gout attacks, and it’s not only the big toe that is affected.

Gout can affect any joint, meaning uric acid based crystals can form in various different areas.

These swollen growths under the skin are known as tophi, and they damage the joints.

There are two possible reasons as to why uric acid builds up in the body over time.

The first culprit could simply be an increase in uric acid production.

Alternatively, the kidneys could be struggling to remove uric acid from the body.

Certain foods and medicines may raise uric acid levels, leading to gout attacks.

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For example, shellfish, red meat and liver are high in purines (which form uric acid).

In addition, excess alcohol, sugary drinks high in fructose, and certain diuretics, such as hydrochlorothiazide, could increase uric acid.

Gout is strongly linked to obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.

One active treatment for the condition is colchicine, which can be effective if given early in the gout attack.

However, this medication can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and other side effects.

The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help decrease inflammation and pain in joints.

The most common NSAIDs used to treat gout include indomethacin (Indocin) and naproxen (Naprosyn).

People on medication for blood thinners, impaired kidney function or ulcer disease aren’t able to take NSAIDs.

The alternative is corticosteroids, such as prednisone, methylprednisolone, and triamcinolone.

If only one to two joints are affected, the doctor can inject these medicines directly into the joint.

The American College of Rheumatology star that cherries and unsweetened cherry juice may reduce gout flares.

In addition, a daily glass of skimmed milk may also help to lower uric acid over time.

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Ibuprofen and coronavirus: Can you still take cold and flu tablets?

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Coronavirus has now spread to more than 36 million people around the globe, of which more than one million people have died. According to recent research some painkillers may aggravate the deadly infection and therefore people have been advised about which medications to take. So can you still take cold and flu tablets?

Coronavirus has seen several countries around the world descend into states of panic, with lockdowns, travel bans and curfews being put into effect.

Coronavirus cases around the world are growing daily, with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claiming the number of cases could double every five to six days if nothing is undertaken to curb the spread of the killer virus.

Britons have been advised to undertake social distancing measures, avoid non-essential social contact, large gatherings and unnecessary travel.

To safeguard higher risk grounds, Mr Johnson has called on Britons to work from where possible and to self-isolate for 14 days as a household if any member of the family experiences coronavirus symptoms.

Coronavirus is an illness which hit the UK earlier this year and typically affects your lungs and airways. 

Anyone who has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough is now required to stay at home for 14 days.

However, some people can experience more severe symptoms, such as pneumonia and even organ failure.

The Government asks anyone experiencing symptoms to remain at home and to not seek advice unless symptoms worsens.

Can you take ibuprofen for coronavirus?

Anti-inflammatory drugs can “dampen down the immune system, which may slow the recovery process” claims one UK virologist.

French health minister Olivier Veran – a qualified neurologist – has warned ibuprofen and other medicines known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) could make things worse.

On Twitter, he wrote: “Taking anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, cortisone, etc.) may be a factor in worsening the infection.

“If you have a fever, take paracetamol. If you are already on anti-inflammatory drugs or if in doubt, ask your doctor for advice.”

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A virologist at the University of Reading said anti-inflammatory drugs can “dampen” the immune system and subsequently slow recovery.

Currently the NHS advice for coronavirus treatment reads: “There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

“Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

“Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

“You’ll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered.”

Other people have said paracetamol is better for people with symptoms of the virus.

Dr Tom Wingfield, senior lecturer and consultant physician at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, said paracetamol was “preferred” because it is less likely to cause side effects.

He told Sky News: “Side effects associated with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, especially if taken regularly for a prolonged period, are stomach irritation and stress on the kidneys, which can be more severe in people who already have stomach or kidney issues.

“It is not clear from the French minister’s comments whether the advice given is generic ‘good practice’ guidance or specifically related to data emerging from cases of COVID-19, but this might become clear in due course.”

Can you take cold and flu tablets?

Cold and flu tablets do not cure colds, but there is some evidence that a combination of these tablets can provide some relief.

Cold and flu tablets contain decongestants, pain killers, antihistamines and cough suppressants.

Typically, the most common pain reliever contained in cold and flu medication is paracetamol which helps to ease muscle aches and pains, as well as joint pain, headaches, back pain and period pain.

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Lupus symptoms: What is lupus, what are the signs?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means your body’s natural defence system starts to attack your body. It isn’t known what causes lupus, but it has been suggested that viral infections, certain medicines, and sunlight are possible causes. Lupus is often triggered by hormonal changes such as puberty, childbirth and menopause.

What is lupus?

Lupus is a long-term health condition that causes a range of symptoms, from rashes and joint pain.

The condition, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus, is very difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions.

You’ll be diagnosed via blood tests, x-rays and scans and regularly checked if you do have it.

You can’t cure lupus, but there are ways to improve the symptoms.

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Symptoms of lupus

Lupus symptoms range from mild to severe, but the main symptoms are:

  • joint and muscle pain
  • extreme tiredness that will not go away no matter how much you rest
  • rashes – often over the nose and cheeks
  • headaches
  • mouth sores
  • high temperature
  • hair loss
  • sensitivity to light (causing rashes on uncovered skin)

The symptoms of mild lupus are joint and skin problems and tiredness.

Moderate cases of lupus will be expressed through inflammation of other parts of the skin and body such as your lungs, heart and kidneys.

Patients with worse symptoms might experience inflammation that severely damages the heart, lungs, brain or kidneys.

Lupus is life-threatening if you have a severe bout of it. However, the symptoms tend to come and go but lupus often flares up every now and then.

What triggers lupus isn’t known for certain, but it has been suggested that stress, overwork, and excessive sun exposure could cause flare ups.

Other triggers include emotional stress, infections, injury, and changes in medication.

However, some cases never settle down and symptoms are constant.

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How to cure lupus

You can’t cure lupus, but you will be prescribed medicines to control symptoms and progression of the illness.

It’s important to wear high-factor sunscreen every day to avoid further inflammation.

Luckily, you can get suncream on prescription if you have lupus.

You should wear a sun hat when it’s particularly sunny.

If tiredness is a symptom for you, you should learn to pace yourself throughout the day.

However, it’s still important to stay active so continuous movement will help.

You should try relaxation techniques to decrease stress levels and improve inflammation.

A healthy diet packed with vitamin D and calcium will also manage the pain and other symptoms.

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Angela Rippon health: Award-winning broadcaster’s shock at health diagnosis

Keeping herself trim, Angela was shocked to discover that she wasn’t in tip-toe shape like she thought. Starring in a BBC documentary, the Plymouth-born presenter found out her belly was full of fat.

The 75-year-old underwent an MRI scan back in 2016, while being filmed for the two-part BBC documentary How to Stay Young.

It was then the discovery was made that Angela had high levels of visceral fat.

Visceral fat is recognised as a health risk by WebMD, connected to heart disease, Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes.

Other noteworthy conditions linked to high visceral fat levels include stroke and high cholesterol.

This type of body fat, that differs from the bits of jiggly skin you can pinch, is known to be inflammatory.

Acting as a hormone, visceral fat can narrow blood vessels and trigger high blood pressure.

Pointing towards the mysterious mass surrounding Angela’s abdominal organs, Professor Jimmy Bell stated: “This is visceral fat.”

The Professor of Medicine, at Imperial College London, added: “You have between six and seven litres. The average is two.”

Horrified, Angela is living proof that you may appear slim on the outside but your insides could reveal a different story.

What causes visceral fat?

Medical News Today cited a “poor diet” as a contributing factor to visceral fat.

This includes eating sugary foods, such as cakes and candy, as well as drinking soda and fruit juice.

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Such a high-sugar diet can “reduce a person’s ability to burn fat” – are you guilty of this?

Another culprit could be consuming excess alcohol, which can further inflammation in the body.

The NHS guidelines suggest drinking no more than 14 units in one week – and consistently having alcohol-free days.

Stress and poor sleep are also said to be factors that influence a person’s belly fat.

Most people won’t have the privilege of undergoing an MRI scan to measure their visceral fat levels.

However, there is an accurate way to do so without forking out a fortune.

Grab a clothing tape measure (the flexible kind), and wrap it around your waist in line with your navel.

Make sure you’re breathing normally, and the tape isn’t pressing too tightly against your skin.

The ideal measurement goes as follows: for women, it’s 31.5 inches or less; for men, it’s 37 inches or less.

If you exceed either of these measurements, there are things you can do to burn off the excess belly fat.

For example, you can improve your diet by avoiding sugar and fatty foods, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Moreover, you can increase how much you exercise, by intensity and duration.

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Do you have stubborn visceral fat? This is the best type of exercise to reduce it

Visceral fat, also known as belly fat, plays a vital role in the development of metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that raise your risk of getting coronary heart disease, stroke and other conditions that affect the blood vessels. It causes this harmful effect by interfering with vital processes in the body. Unlike subcutaneous fat, which you can pitch, visceral fat lies perilously close to vital organs.

It is therefore imperative to reduce visceral fat to stave off the risk of serious complications.

Exercise is a tried-and-tested method for burning the harmful belly fat and different forms of exercise have been evaluated for their visceral fat-burning ability.

One of the most authoritative assessments came in the form of a systematic review of different exercise regimes.

The systematic review and meta-analysis, published in the journal PLoS One, was the first to investigate the effect of exercise without diet on visceral fat specifically in overweight and obese adults.

The key finding was that aerobic exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity seems to have a greater effect on visceral fat than low intensity aerobic exercise or strength training.

What’s more, the benefits were observed without factoring in dietary adjustments.

This is in line with the findings of a previous systematic review, which concluded that aerobic exercise is central for exercise programs aimed at reducing visceral fat.

Aerobic exercise includes any type of exercise, typically those performed at moderate levels of intensity for extended periods of time, that maintains an increased heart rate.

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Examples of aerobic exercise include swimming, running and cycling.

For optimal benefits, you should combine aerobic exercise with resistance training, such as lifting weights, advises Harvard Health.

“Thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise on most days plus resistance exercise a few days a week has been shown to reduce visceral fat,” reports the health body.

Sit-ups tighten abdominal muscles, but they will not decrease visceral fat, however, it adds.

Dietary tips

In addition to increasing the amount of exercise you do each week, it is important to overhaul your diet.

When it comes to reducing visceral fat, the diet that seems to come out on top is a low-carbohydrate diet.

In fact, many studies have shown that low-carb diets are more effective at reducing visceral fat than low-fat diets.

In an eight-week study including 69 overweight men and women, scientists found that people who followed a low-carb diet lost 10 percent more visceral fat and 4.4 percent more total fat than those on a low-fat diet.

Additionally, the ketogenic diet, which is a very low-carb diet, may also help reduce visceral fat.

A low-carb diet is one that restricts carbohydrates, primarily found in sugary foods, pasta, and bread.

You should also limit your intake of certain items to reduce visceral fat.

Several studies have shown that drinking too much alcohol may encourage fat to be stored as visceral fat, for example.

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