What is the difference between good and bad body fat?

Body fat is distributed in the body differently depending on factors like gender, hormones, and genetics. There are two general types of fat distribution, android, which is typically associated with men or an apple shape, with fat stored around the abdomen, and gynoid typically associated with women or pare shape which is fat around the hips, thighs and buttocks. Studies have shown that fat stored around the abdomen puts you at increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and a stroke. This is what is meant by good body fat vs. bad body fat.

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