The Concept of CMR
Abdominal Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
- 1Key Points (1 page)
- 2The “Diabesity” Epidemic (1 page)
- 3Beyond Excess Body Weight (1 page)
- 4Abdominal Obesity: the Diabetogenic Obesity (3 pages)
- 5Upper Body Fat Distribution: the Importance of Intra-abdominal Adipose Tissue (2 pages)
- 6References (1 page)
- The fast, simultaneous growth of obesity and type 2 diabetes has led to the coining of the term “diabesity” to illustrate the close relationship between these two diseases.
- A preferential accumulation of abdominal adipose tissue has been linked to glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin resistance, which are metabolic complications predictive of increased type 2 diabetes risk.
- Using simple tools such as waist circumference to measure intra-abdominal adiposity can help assess type 2 diabetes risk independent of relative weight (BMI).
- These findings underscore the need to go beyond simple measurement of total body weight and BMI when evaluating type 2 diabetes risk in patients.