Central Obesity

Some articles on central obesity, obesity:

Foopah - Health Risks
... Central obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (see below) ... Central obesity can be a feature of lipodystrophies, a group of diseases that is either inherited, or due to secondary causes (often protease inhibitors, a group of ... Central obesity is a symptom of Cushing's syndrome and is also common in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) ...
Foopah - Prevention and Treatments - Colloquialisms
... Several colloquial terms used to refer to central obesity, and to people who have it, refer to beer drinking ... scientific evidence that beer drinkers are more prone to abdominal obesity, despite its being known colloquially as "beer belly‚" "beer gut‚" or "beer pot" ... drinkers are more prone to abdominal obesity than nondrinkers or drinkers of wine or spirits ...
Foopah - Health Risks - Relationship With Diabetes
... Central obesity is known to predispose individuals for insulin resistance ... Insulin resistance is a major feature of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (T2DM), and central obesity is correlated with both insulin resistance and T2DM itself ... Increased adiposity (obesity) raises serum resistin levels, which in turn directly correlate to insulin resistance ...

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