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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer...The list goes on. All are much more common in fat women, especially those with centripetal obe ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Basically, yes: certainly depends on the overall amount. BMI > 30 is obese. but is predictive of metabolic problems like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes you mi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Not waist, BMI.: Bmi is the answer. There are many calculators online; the number that is "too fat" is over 25.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
No.: Women tend toward the "pear shape" rather than the "apple shape" which is more common in men. Good for them, that's a lower risk for diabetes and hea ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Only on obesity: metabolic syndrome and weight distribution associated with it is pretty common in both genders but a bit more in men. On the other hand, women are sma ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Abdominal Obesity: Abdominal obesity is also known as central obesity or central adiposity. It occurs when there is excess fat around the abdomen/ abdominal organs and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Obesity: Typically a woman is considered obese at waist size greater than 36, a man at waist size>40.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Lots of abdominal fat can make you look pregnant.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Obesity: Obesity, defined as a bmi >35, can often involve the abdomen or trunk of one's body. This form of "central obesity" tends to be more dangerous in ter ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Obesity: You are obese most likely because you eat too many calories, eat the wrong kind of calories and do not get appropriate and regular exercise.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Abdominal obesity: Although women in general tend to put weight more into their hips, rather than their abdomen, there are clear individual differences, and ethnic diffe ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No answer: I doubt that any of us can give you any valid answer. Theory would be the kind of calories they consume and/or how much alcohol they consume differen ... Read More
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