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Dr. James Chappell
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Abdominal Obesity (Overview)

Abdominal obesity is also known as central obesity or central adiposity. It occurs when there is excess fat around the abdomen/ abdominal organs and has been correlated with cardiovascular disease.


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Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

Basically, yes: Certainly depends on the overall amount. BMI > 30 is obese. But is predictive of metabolic problems like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes
you might find this amusing...https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet ...Read more

Dr. James Chappell
606 Doctors shared insights

Abdominal Obesity (Overview)

Abdominal obesity is also known as central obesity or central adiposity. It occurs when there is excess fat around the abdomen/ abdominal organs and has been correlated with cardiovascular disease.


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Hi I am from india. If women are less prone to abdominal obesity, does that mean they are more prone to body obesity without abdominal obesity?

Hi I am from india. If women are less prone to abdominal obesity, does that mean they are more prone to body obesity without abdominal obesity?

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 differences. American hispanics and s. Asians in particular tend to put weight into the abdomen, and both groups have a high incidence of diabetes. However, exercise and weight loss works for everyone. ...Read more

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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
Once
Exercise regularly
Weekly
Eat a balanced diet
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What can I do to get rid of my abdominal obesity?

What can I do to get rid of my abdominal obesity?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Obesity: Statitical analysis links metabolic syndrome defined by waist greater than 36 inches in women and greater than 40 inches in men to greater risk of heart disease probably due to non-brown fat that is inactive to generating energy. ...Read more

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Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

Are women more prone to abdominal obesity?

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 smaller and are supposed to have a higher body fat percentage. Fat percent. Definitley women. Obesity... maybe slightly women...but varies in culture/location and abdominal slightly male. ...Read more

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Females and abdominal obesity a very bad omen?

Basically, yes: Certainly depends on the overall amount. BMI > 30 is obese. But is predictive of metabolic problems like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes
you might find this amusing...https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abdominal obesity?

What is the definition or description of: Abdominal obesity?

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 has been correlated with cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Why I have severe abdominal obesity with fatty thighs?

Why I have severe abdominal obesity with fatty thighs?

You tell us...: Do you exercise? How is your eating plan? Do you eat small meals throughout the day or just one big meal at night? Are there overweight and obese people in your family? Do you sleep enough at night, and is your sleep schedule regular and predictable? Do you drink water or more caloric beverages? These are some questions you need to answer. ...Read more

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

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

Not waist, BMI.: Bmi is the answer. There are many calculators online; the number that is "too fat" is over 25. ...Read more

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Hi I am from india. If women are less prone to abdominal obesity, does that mean they are more prone to body obesity without abdominal obesity?

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 differences. American hispanics and s. Asians in particular tend to put weight into the abdomen, and both groups have a high incidence of diabetes. However, exercise and weight loss works for everyone. ...Read more

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Why do almost of all the man I see here in south india with body obesity also have abdominal obesity while women with body obesity don't have it?

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 differently. But, here in the U.S. I don't think we have any science about the obesity differences in india. ...Read more

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Ultrasound helpful for abdominal obesity.?

Ultrasound helpful for abdominal obesity.?

No: Obesity can make it difficult to obtain a quality us exam. For some research applications dexa, ct or MRI are used to measure the amount of fat and evaluate how it responds to obesity treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my abdominal obesity?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Does ultrasound work in the presence of abdominal obesity.?

Does ultrasound work in the presence of abdominal obesity.?

Yes: It takes a lot of fat to block ultrasound waves but the quality will decrease. ...Read more

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Can endocrinologists help men who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Can endocrinologists help men who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Yes: Endocrinologists are trained in disorders of metabolism which include abdominal obesity. ...Read more

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

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

Obesity: Typically a woman is considered obese at waist size greater than 36, a man at waist size>40. ...Read more

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What is the difference between abdominal obesity and gynecoid obesity?

What is the difference between abdominal obesity and gynecoid obesity?

A lot!: An apple is prone to all aspects of metabolic syndrome: BP and lipid issues, Insulin resistance, & type 2 dm. The pear is not. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman who with central abdominal obesity to look pregnant even when she isnt?

Is it normal for a woman who with central abdominal obesity to look pregnant even when she isnt?

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 terms of the risks for developing diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease. Such a person might look pregnant in certain clothes. ...Read more

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Abdominal obesity can affect pregnancy to happen?

Abdominal obesity can affect pregnancy to happen?

Yes, not specifc: Any obesity can affect normal fertility because extra weight can disrupt normal ovulations. Abdominal obesity isn't specifically worse than obesity elsewhere, but adbominal obesity is sometimes associated with disorders like pcos in women with irregular cycles. ...Read more

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Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

If pathological: Only if the abdominal obesity is due to a certain disease state (e.g., hypothyroidism). Otherwise, good nutrition and regular exercise are the best weapons against obesity. A family physician or internal medicine physician can help with exploring such options. ...Read more

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If my waist is 36" and my hips are 52" does that consider me to have abdominal obesity?

If my waist is 36" and my hips are 52" does that consider me to have abdominal obesity?

Possibly: Probably best to check several measurements. 1) bmi = weight x 703/ height x height (using pounds & inches). Over 25 is overweight; over 30 is obese. 2) waist/height ratio - divide waist by height, below 0.5 is good. 3) waist/hip ratio - divide waist by hips; below 0.7 is good. Your measurements give a measurement of 0.692 which is close to the upper limit. ...Read more

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read more

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Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Yes: As long as you exercise at a level that increases your heart rate sufficiently, an exercise bike will help you lose weight. As long as you do not increase your calorie intake, you should gradually lose weight as well as abdominal fat. ...Read more

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I am experiencing obesity. The following also describe me: Abdominal obesity, Weight gain, and High fat diet. What should I do?

I am experiencing obesity. The following also describe me: Abdominal obesity, Weight gain, and High fat diet. What should I do?

Nutritional: Changes MAY be needed, e.g., good fat rather than bad fat intake. Exercise. Please see doctor to rule out or treat medical conditions, e.g., hormonal issues such as thyroid or insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Should I invest in calipers to monitor my abdominal obesity? If so how often should I measure or should I let another individual measure for me?

Should I invest in calipers to monitor my abdominal obesity? If so how often should I measure or should I let another individual measure for me?

No: Use your money to buy exercise clothes and equipment... Or join a gym....
Measuring your waist circumference is more accurate ...Read more

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Does a glass of lemon water every morning help wiht abdominal obesity?

Does a glass of lemon water every morning help wiht abdominal obesity?

No: There is no magic bullet like lemon water. But it's definitely good for you and makes you drink more water (which you should do). Water is also important when burning calories. ...Read more

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Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Simple, it's inside: Correlates more with fat on the inside (in the liver... associated with metabolism being messed up and increased risk of high cholesterol, triglycerides, and diabetes) and with the inside of the arteries.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be helpful, certainly is entertaining. ...Read more

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Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Obesity: Statitical analysis links metabolic syndrome defined by waist greater than 36 inches in women and greater than 40 inches in men to greater risk of heart disease probably due to non-brown fat that is inactive to generating energy. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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