central obesity

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central obesity

Obesity defined as increased waist-to-hip and waist-to-thigh ratios, waist circumference and sagittal abdominal diameter, which is accompanied by an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
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central obesity

Abdominal obesity, truncal obesity Obesity defined by an ↑ waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-thigh ratio, waist circumference, and sagittal abdominal diameter, and linked to an ↑ risk of cardiovascular events. See Body mass index, Obesity.
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uk found that men in the north west are the worst offenders in the country when it comes to beer bellies.
andrew.gregory@mirror.co.uk Beer bellies have been linked to greater risk of erectile dysfunction, memory problems, diabetes, cancer and heart disease Abdominal fat, unlike fat elsewhere, can pad internal organs.
But in pubs and clubs around the land we look at our beer bellies, wobbly arms and tattoos and know that it's no barrier to us one day stepping up to the oche at Frimley Green or the Circus Tavern and having our day of glory on the telly.
"Because we've all got beer bellies and the shirts have to go over them," he volunteered
It particularly makes men with big beer bellies sweat.
"Beer has a poor image in Britain - people associate it with a pint culture, session drinking, lager louts, and beer bellies and this is having an impact on sales."
This variant seems to predict which men will put on weight and develop beer bellies as they grow older.
"In terms of the beer belly belief, an explanation could be that all the observed beer bellies in the population result from the natural variation in fat patterning and not from the fact of drinking beer," it added.
Well, apart from the obvious (and no, boys, those creams and pumps don't work), we reckon bald spots and beer bellies score pretty high on the male vanity list - and so it seems do the beauty companies.
So really, it's a choice between exhaust fumes and beer bellies.
The truth is, beer bellies are not just about beer - although that plays a part.
According to a recent British medical study, men with beer bellies live more dangerously than women who have "extra padding."