Abdominal obesity

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An overweight young man with abdominal obesity.

Abdominal obesity, also called central body obesity, is a condition involving excess fat surrounding the abdomen and an increase in waist size in humans. Obesity in this area is linked to Type 2 Diabetes,[1] insulin resistance and heart disease in humans of both genders.[2]

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  1. Diabetes care
  2. Freemantle, N; Holmes, J; Hockey, A; Kumar, S (September 2008). "How strong is the association between abdominal obesity and the incidence of type 2 diabetes?". International Journal of Clinical Practice. 62 (9): 1391–1396. doi:10.1111/j.1742-1241.2008.01805.x. ISSN 1368-5031. PMC 2658023. PMID 18557792.