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Central adiposity its significance as a risk factor

What is Central Obesity/Adiposity? What is its Significance? Central obesity means excessive deposition of fats on the abdomen as compared to waist, thus producing an apple like appearance. It is measured as Waist/Hip Ratio (WHR). This measurement gives an idea about the amount of fat present in the body. If the WHR is more than 0.85, than it can be a health hazard to that individual.