Obesity in the abdomen or the waist is one of the signs of metabolic syndrome. If not handled the metabolic syndrome, patients can type 2 diabetes and heart disease and blood vessels. Unfortunately, the dangers of obesity in the waist is less conscious society.
A survey conducted by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for 12,000 people of Europe said that nine out of ten people still do not know that obesity in the waist or central obesity a health hazard.
Central obesity is a sign of fat deposits have been formed in the internal organs. Therefore, doctors recommend weight loss if a person has experienced in abdominal obesity.
According to Dr. Terry Maguire, senior lecturer at Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, fat deposits in internal organs associated with the release of a protein hormones that cause inflammation that can damage the arteries and into the liver. This will affect the body in breaking the fat and blood sugar.
In the survey also found that only a quarter of respondents who think obesity is bad for the long-term health. “The majority of overweight people who still consider obesity as a problem of appearance, not health,” said Maguire.
Various studies have shown that waist size is a good indicator to determine a person’s risk for type two diabetes. Waist size along with other signs of metabolic syndrome, ie increased levels of triglycerides, increased cholesterol, and hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and blood vessels.
Therefore, the size of waist circumference and obesity in the abdominal area should not be taken lightly. Reports say the experts, weight loss gives a significant impact on cardiovascular disease risk.