Minchin, Ph D, a post-doctoral fellow in Rawls’ lab, engineered zebrafish without the Plexin D1 gene, and compared them with normal zebrafish who carried the gene.
without the Plexin D1 gene had less visceral fat tissue than their “apple-shaped” counterparts with the gene.
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From there, the tissue emits hormones and other chemicals that cause inflammation, triggering high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes." data-reactid="26"The fish without the Plexin D1 gene had less visceral fat tissue than their “apple-shaped” counterparts with the gene.
From there, the tissue emits hormones and other chemicals that cause inflammation, triggering high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
Serve with salad (1 sliced cucumber 1 tsp canola oil 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar) and 1 apple*.27 |Barley-stuffed pepper: Cook ¼ cup barley* in ¾ cup water; toss with 1 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese 2 Tbsp chopped sweet onion sautéed in 1 tsp olive oil ⅓ cup cooked corn; stuff into 1 hollowed-out red bell pepper. • ½ cup no-salt-added canned chickpeas* sprayed with olive oil cooking spray, sprinkled with ¼ tsp curry powder and baked in a 400°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes• ¾ cup edamame• ¼ cup guacamole 1 cup sliced red and yellow peppers• ¼ cup hummus ½ sliced cucumber• 2 gingersnaps 1 Tbsp peanut butter• Two 6" corn tortillas sprayed with olive oil cooking spray, sprinkled with ½ tsp cinnamon-sugar and baked in a 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes• ⅓ cup nonfat ricotta cheese 1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs 10 small whole-wheat crackers• 14 walnut halves• 7 Hershey dark chocolate kisses• 6 oz red wine 28 | Ginger pork stir-fry: Stir-fry 4 oz pork tenderloin* 2 cups broccoli* ½ tsp minced garlic ½ tsp minced ginger in 2 tsp peanut oil; season with 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce and top with 1 Tbsp chopped cashews; serve over ¼ cup cooked brown rice*.29 | Portobello stroganoff: 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced and sautéed in 2 tsp olive oil, cooked in 2 tsp tomato paste ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth 2 Tbsp nonfat sour cream; serve over 2 oz cooked whole-wheat egg noodles.
Serve with 1 cup no-salt-added canned black bean soup.30 | Steak salad: 2 cups baby spinach* 3 oz grilled sirloin steak* 15 grapes* ½ cup sliced yellow peppers* 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts; toss with 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp red wine vinegar.
Visceral fat is the type of fat that causes an apple-shaped body.