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Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

I would add dietary changes as well.: Exercise has a whole host of benefits to the body. There are many different ways to do this even with significant disabilities. I'm sure that if you look you can find a way that works for you. Best wishes in that regard. ...Read more

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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


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How to loose central obesity?

How to loose central obesity?

Exercise, DASH diet: The best way to get rid of belly fat is by life style modification. This will include: • A regular cardiovascular and strength training exercise program • A diet program such as DASH diet with increased whole fruits and vegetables • Reduction excess carbohydrates, and fructose • Elimination of sweetened beverages (soda, energy drinks, sport drinks, etc.) • Stress management program ...Read more

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How can i decrease central obesity ?

Work toward it.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Do you have any > ...Read more

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What is the cause of exclusively central obesity?

What is the cause of exclusively central obesity?

Hormone dysfunction: Often central obesity is a function of hormone dysfunction. In women, estrogen receptors are found in your belly. Estrogen dysfunction/dominance leads to central weight gain; additionally dysfunctional bleeding, heavy cycles, migraines, fatigue, etc. It also may be a sign of thyroid dysfunction and leptin resistance. Seek the advice of a bariatrician who also is skilled with hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a healthy person have central obesity?

Would it be possible that a healthy person have central obesity?

Yes.: since obesity is a psychological rather than due to medical disorders in the vast majority of people. Eating less, exercising more works on all types of obesity unless there is a quite unusual medical condition (adrenal, thyroid trouble) and even then it would work.. just much more difficult. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ is an entertaining book treating the psychology of obesity. ...Read more

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Central obesity. Does it give high LDL and tg?

Yes: Central or visceral adiposity is a risk factor for abnormal cholesterol and high triglycerides, high LDL and low hdl, these fat cell leak out fatty acids that created lipid abnormalities. These fat cells secreted many inflammatory hormones that increase liver problems, increase risk for diabetes, heart disease and gout. This fat also increases risk of cancers such as colon and breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have a gynecomastia but not very large , I am not obese but I have a little central obesity , although my BMI is on normal average , how i can prescription it?

I have a gynecomastia but not very large , I am not obese but I have a little central obesity , although my BMI is on normal average , how i can prescription it?

Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery may suffice. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with diabetes 2. Still have high blood pressure and cholestrol. Long term central obesity. Can a diabetologist help me? Worth it?

Just been diagnosed with diabetes 2. Still have high blood pressure and cholestrol. Long term central obesity. Can a diabetologist help me? Worth it?

Diabetes needs to be: managed w/the help of your doctor. If it is Type II Diabetes your food intake, exercise,and overall lifestyle can do a lot to reverse it, but again you doc will help you do that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I m obese?

I m obese?

There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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