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Mostly tummy fat, so will I be getting diabetes?

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Dr. William Biggs
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Your waist size?

You are correct, apple shaped people with more abdominal 'visceral' fat have the highest risk for diabetes.
Compared to a 34 waist, for men, being a 36 waist doubles the diabetes risk, 38 triples the risk, 40 has a 5x risk, > 40 has a 12 times higher risk. Diet, exercise, and weight loss will seriously reduce or delay your chance of developing diabetes.

In brief: Your waist size?

You are correct, apple shaped people with more abdominal 'visceral' fat have the highest risk for diabetes.
Compared to a 34 waist, for men, being a 36 waist doubles the diabetes risk, 38 triples the risk, 40 has a 5x risk, > 40 has a 12 times higher risk. Diet, exercise, and weight loss will seriously reduce or delay your chance of developing diabetes.
Dr. William Biggs
Dr. William Biggs
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

Tummy fat , what we call central adiposity is a major area of concern in terms of health.
Losing it will help reduce the chance.

In brief: Perhaps

Tummy fat , what we call central adiposity is a major area of concern in terms of health.
Losing it will help reduce the chance.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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