3 doctors weighed in:

Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bodyfat distribution

Abdominal/visceral/android obesity is body fat around the internal organs.
This fat is harmful to metabolism and health: more heart disease & diabetes/worse cholesterol. Waist circumference is a surrogate/crude measurement but includes error of fat located under the skin.Think apple shape body. Gynoid obesity is body fat in thighs/buttocks that's less metabolically harmful. Think pear shaped body.

In brief: Bodyfat distribution

Abdominal/visceral/android obesity is body fat around the internal organs.
This fat is harmful to metabolism and health: more heart disease & diabetes/worse cholesterol. Waist circumference is a surrogate/crude measurement but includes error of fat located under the skin.Think apple shape body. Gynoid obesity is body fat in thighs/buttocks that's less metabolically harmful. Think pear shaped body.
Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors