To your knowledge, has it made a lasting impression

You may be slim and still have dangerously high levels of fat within you, according to the British Medical Research Council.

Using MRI body scanners doctors demonstrated that even super-slim people could have high levels of internal fat collecting around the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. These people, dubbed “skinny-fats””, could be seriously putting their health at risk.

“The fat we can see on overweight people is subcutaneous fat,” The Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Ron McCoy, Melbourne-based spokesperson for the Royal College of Australian GPs, as saying. However, what could be more dangerous is visceral fat or the fat we can’t see but which surrounds vital organs.

Dr McCoy said: “Visceral fat is metabolised by the liver, which transforms it into cholesterol. Cholesterol circulates in the blood and

can collect in your arteries, creating heart disease and high blood pressure.”

Visceral fat is also believed to produces more hormones and proteins than subcutaneous fat, affecting glucose levels and leading to the onset of type 2 diabetes and other health problems like cardiovascular disease.

But the question is if one is thin then how does fat accumulate inside the body.
Lack of physical exercise is the biggest reason.

Sam Mower, an exercise physiologist, said: “If your body isn’t moving, it doesn’t metabolise the fat that’s building up – either outside or inside.”

Diet is another factor.

“If you’re

eating foods high in saturated fat, such as butter, cheese, cakes and biscuits, it’s nearly all stored as visceral fat,” Mower said.

The menopause and sugar intake by way of alcohol consumption are among other causes.

Read more: Slim doesn’t always mean healthy – The Times of India


Pool Shot

Burj Al Arab in Dubai is home to the world’s highest tennis court (at times). At 210 meters (about 690 feet), it’s pretty far up there. Way  The court doubles as a landing pad when there aren’t any matches being played.

Video of Andre Agassi and some other guy playing tennis up there after the jump. I like how at the end they just start wailing balls off of the side trying to hit things. Because that’s what I would do.

World’s first ever undersea restaurant called “Ithaa” was opened at the Maldives Hilton Resort & Spa.

Clever Barcodes Check this out

Webscape – Clever barcodes

Reviews from  Sticky Bits, an iPhone and Android app that lets you view and attach media files to anything with a barcode.

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World Heart Day

26 September 2010

Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.1 million lives a year. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.

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