Two Types of Obesity

Sri Yanti Nainggolan    •    03 Oktober 2016 22:14 WIB
Two Types of Obesity
Illustration (Photo: AFP/Jeff Haynes), Jakarta: Obesity means having too much body fat. There are two types of obesity: android obesity and gynoid obesity.

Android obesity is common in men, while gynoid obesity is common in women.

Android obesity means body fat mostly accumulates in the stomach area. Meanwhile, gynoid obesity means body fat mostly concentrates in the hips, bottocks and thighs.

"The combination of the two is possible," said cardiologist dr Ario Soeryo Kuncoro in a public discussion recently.

Ario added the recommended body mass index for Asian people is 18.5.