It Turned Out that Belly Fat Can Adjust The Immune System
Potbelly or excess fat in the abdomen is usually considered to be very disturbing beauty. However, who would have thought if it was fat in the abdomen can help regulate the immune system.
The findings could help scientists develop new drugs for patients undergoing organ and tissue transplantation. In addition, these findings will also be useful for people who suffer from autoimmune diseases such as lupus (systemic connective tissue disease) or Crohn’s disease (chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract).
Makio Iwashima Professor of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University Chicago, USA, showed that in addition to the ability to affect the immune system omentum also plays an important role in regenerating damaged tissue. Omentum is the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers most of the organs.
In addition, abdominal fat is believed to be a source of specialized cells for the treatment and repair of tissues of different organs. That’s because abdominal fat helps in tissue repair. These cells have the ability to transform into various specialized cell types. (Dailymail / IAN)