Truncal Adiposity

Abdominal Obesity
A clinical form of obesity which is more common in men. Those with waists > 40 inches have a 3-fold > risk of high cholesterol, were 4-fold more likely to be in poor physical condition, and had a 7-fold increased risk of diabetes.

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.

Truncal Obesity
A body habitus where fat stored is patterned in the trunk rather than on the arms, legs, or elsewhere on the body.

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