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Android obesity
This is known as the obesity of males. Android obesity is characterized by fat distributed predominantly in the upper body above the waist. The body is shaped like an apple, with more fat above the waist then hips. The upper body fat deposition occurs by hypertrophy (increase in the size of the cells). Abdominal or android fatness carries greater risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, hyperinsulinemia, diabetes mellitus, gall bladder disease and stroke.
Gynecoid obesity
This is known as the obesity of females. This female pattern shows fat predominantly in the lower body that is lower abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs. The body is shaped like a pear, with disproportionate amount of fat around the hips relative to the waist. The lower body fat deposition occurs by hyperplasia (increase in the number of cells).
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