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.

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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Belly fat is actually the most dangerous type of fat - besides aesthetics, large waist lines are indicators of -- disease.
NYT Syndicate Excess belly fat dramatically increases the risk of complications and death after emergency surgery, a new study finds.
It is stored below subcutaneous belly fat and wraps around major organs, such as the liver, pancreas and kidneys.
They discovered that rats who ate the spice weighed less, had less belly fat and healthier levels of sugar, insulin and fat in their blood compared to those who were not fed cinnamon supplements.
However, the federally funded study conducted by the college was conducted to find out specifically what linked belly fat to cancer.
Belly fat is considered "toxic" as it's connected to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
But a recent study of women ages 45 to 64 found that regular exercise helped reduce belly fat and other postmenopausal symptoms.
Islamabad -- Two While belly fat and fat under the skin are both associated with new and worsening heart disease risk factors, the relationship was more pronounced in belly fat.
00pm Dr Saleyha Ahsan tests whether it is really possible to bust belly fat.
I'm actually already seeing myself waving goodbye to belly fat (Say goodbye to belly fat, pg60) and imagining the smile on my hubby's face.
If you've given yourself a day or two to readjust your body by drinking plenty of water and exercising and you still don't see results, try these tips to help you say goodbye to belly fat.