What comorbidities of obesity are associated with fat distribution?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Accumulating data suggest that regional fat distribution substantially affects the incidence of comorbidities associated with obesity. [4] Android obesity, in which adiposity is predominantly abdominal (including visceral and, to a lesser extent, subcutaneous), is strongly correlated with worsened metabolic and clinical consequences of obesity.


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