Abdominal obesity

Authors: P. Sucharda
Authors‘ workplace: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 1. lékařská fakulta, III. interní klinika VFN
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2010; 75(1): 120-124
Category: Editorials


The examination of fat tissue distribution has considerably refined the relationship between obesity and the overall and cardiovascular mortality. The identification of the abdominal (central) obesity by the waist circumference measurement is easy accessible and should become the obligatory part of any physical examination. Abdominal (central) obesity is a mandatory component for the diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome, and represents major risk factor of cardiovascular mortality.

Key words:
abdominal obesity, central obesity, waist circumference, visceral fat, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance.


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