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Doctor insights on: The Link Between Abdominal Obesity Metabolic Syndrome And Cardiovascular Disease

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How does childhood obesity affect the chances of someone developing cardiovascular diseases later on in life?

How does childhood obesity affect the chances of someone developing cardiovascular diseases later on in life?

Diabetes: childhood obesity may lead to early onset diabetes with cardiovascular complications as heart disease, stroke earlier in life than would have occurred without the obesity. Diabetic obesity is fully reversible with weight loss, and improved eating habits. Activity helps as well. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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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?

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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What is metabolic syndrome in obese children?

What is metabolic syndrome in obese children?

3 out of 4: Abdominal obesity, elevated blood sugar, high triglycerides or low HDL (good) cholesterol, elevated blood pressure. 3 out of 4 of these criteria are required to make a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in kids. Metabolic syndrome is also considered a risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes in kids. ...Read more

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I have been told that I have metabolic syndrome of the abdominal area. How do I reduce my belly? I have had many surgeries of the abdominal area for testicular ca. And imbilical hernias. The right side of my belly and the center have no muscle tone left

I have been told that I have metabolic syndrome of the abdominal area.  How do I reduce my belly? I have had many surgeries of the abdominal area for testicular ca.  And imbilical hernias. The right side of my belly and the center have no muscle tone left

There : There is no specific ways to reduce the belly itself. The smartest thing you could do is to concentrate on losing weight in general. As he becomes thinner overall you will lose some of the visceral fat that's responsible for the appearance of your belly. Remember food in moderation and also exercise such as running elliptical machine or stationary bicycle. ...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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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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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

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


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Definition)

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your ...Read more