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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Since then, she complained of progressive asthenia and edema (especially of the face, neck, and supraclavicular region), centripetal obesity, abdominal striae, hair loss, amenorrhea, weight gain (25 Kg), and depressive symptoms.
On physical exam, the patient presented Cushingoid features (moon facies, multiple telangiectasias on the face and thorax, skin atrophy, buffalo cervix, centripetal obesity and extended striae on the abdomen and arms, distal muscular atrophy, and peripheral edema) (Figure 1).
Typical cushinoid features such as moon face, centripetal obesity, buffalo hump, and violaceous striae were strikingly absent.