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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Men often have upper-body obesity, whereas peripheral obesity is the most common form among women.
The deadly quartet: Upper-body obesity, glucose intolerance, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypertension.
And many women - as well as men - have upper-body obesity.
These characteristics include upper-body obesity, low concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in the blood, high blood concentrations of fatty compounds, and a preponderance of the small, dense form of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood.
In the early 1980s, researchers linked upper-body obesity to diabetes and heart disease in both men and women (SN: 1/26/85, p.
The simplest way to tell if you've got upper-body obesity is to divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement.