THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BODY FAT
Sick fat is the deep, intra-abdominal or visceral adipose tissue (VAT). VAT is very close to intestinal organs and is highly inflammatory. In contrast, subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) on the upper arms, back, legs, and buttocks has little, if any, harmful immune or metabolic effects.
THE NOW-OBSOLETE CONCEPT OF DIABETES AND OBESITY
The typical explanation of fat gain centers around calories and increased blood sugar
THE CONTEMPORARY METABOLIC MODEL
The new perspective on fat gain and diabetes includes the role of gut bacteria. Western food alters the composition of trillions of intestinal bacteria, the hormones released from the intestine, and the integrity of the gastrointestinal barrier, leading to increased absorption of inflammatory bacterial particles, or endotoxin. The end result is inflammation, which impairs fat burning and leads to blood-sugar disorders.