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Dr. James Chappell
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Abdominal Obesity (Overview)

Abdominal obesity is a symptom in which a person has a lot of his body fat in the tummy area, rather than having his fat spread throughout his body. Abdominal obesity can be seen in conditions such as "metabolic syndrome" and "pre-diabetes".


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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

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Dr. James Chappell
573 doctors shared insights

Abdominal Obesity (Overview)

Abdominal obesity is a symptom in which a person has a lot of his body fat in the tummy area, rather than having his fat spread throughout his body. Abdominal obesity can be seen in conditions such as "metabolic syndrome" and "pre-diabetes".


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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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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more