A term coined Tofi (thin outside, fat inside) has been making the rounds since Jo Revill wrote about the dangers of Tofi in The Guardian.
What is Tofi?
Tofi refers to individuals who do not carry excess weight according to the traditional understanding of being and looking fat. Tofi is when one has a disproportionate amount of fat stored in the abdomen, even if this is not apparent when looking in the mirror. Also known as adipose tissue, this fat collects around the organs and causes one to be what is known as metabolically obese with normal weight (MONW).
What is MONW?
Being metabolically obese but normal weight is when your organs are surrounded by excess fat. This increases your risk of developing complications associated with metabolic syndromes like insulin resistance, type II diabetes and excess fat around the liver which results in a condition called fatty liver.
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