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Posted by: tammie | 2007/07/19

Always look pregnant

Why das women look pregnant with the big tummies when they get to there 40's. What can we do about it?

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Dear Tammie
It is an unfortunate phenomenon that many women (and men) start developing what is called 'abdominal obesity' as they grow older. In some cases this is associated with conditions such as insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome. In other cases it can be due to slack muscles caused by childbearing. If you should be overweight then losing weight all round will also reduce the abdominal fat deposits. If the large tummy is due to slack muscles then doing targeted exercise may help to firm them up (ask Fitness Doc on this Website for a set of exercises that target the tummy muscles, like situps). In severe cases liposuction or a tummy tuck may be options.
Best regards
DietDoc

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