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A 34-year-old member asked:

at what waist size is a female considered to have abdominal obesity?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Obesity: Typically a woman is considered obese at waist size greater than 36, a man at waist size>40.
Dr. Ayman Shahine
Cosmetic Surgery 32 years experience
Size and obesitry: Size is not accurate way to measure obesity, people could be big but with minimum obesity ex musclar people. A better indication is body fat percentage analyser, or body mass index.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
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 heart disease. But not by much, fat is bad no matter where you store it!
A 42-year-old member asked:

Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes.: Heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer...The list goes on. All are much more common in fat women, especially those with centripetal obesity! so losing weight is paramount. Think about this: do you know any fat 90 year olds? Me niether.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What waist measurement in a female considered to have abdominal obesity?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
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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