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Different between abdominal and gynecoid obesity?
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Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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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.
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