Why has obesity become so common

This is how obesity occurs

With the increase in body weight, the body fat accumulates in different places. Some people tend to start on their thighs. Others put on weight around the middle of the body. There are essentially two types of fat distribution: pear and apple.

The pear type

The pear type common in women (gynoid or peripheral fat distribution) is characterized by increased fat deposits on the hips, thighs and buttocks. This type of fat accumulation is less dangerous for health than the apple-type fat distribution that predominates in many overweight men. Nevertheless, you should pay attention to a body weight in the normal range. This form of fat distribution is typically female, but men can also have such a gynoid fat distribution.

The apple type

In the so-called android fat distribution, which can often be observed in men, the fat accumulates increasingly around the middle of the body, i.e. in the abdominal area. This fat distribution pattern is also called visceral or abdominal fat distribution and trunk obesity. Body fat is not stored directly under the skin (subcutaneous), but around the organs (intra-abdominal). A body fat distribution according to this pattern is associated with an increased risk of accompanying and secondary diseases (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes mellitus). The risk of concomitant diseases is also increased if the BMI is in the normal range, but the fatty tissue is primarily located in the abdominal area. Women can also gain body weight according to this fat distribution pattern and have an android fat distribution.