Over 50 years old, manage 2 sizes

  For people over 50, the size of the neck and stomach should be well controlled. People with thick necks and big stomachs should be aware that obesity increases the risk of these 5 diseases.
  The first is hyperlipidemia and fatty liver. People with thick necks are often accompanied by high blood lipids, and the abdomen is the concentration of important organs such as the liver, pancreas, stomach, and intestines. Excessive visceral fat in the abdomen enters the digestive system, which will damage the liver and induce fatty liver.
  The second is diabetes. Excessive waist circumference will lead to abnormal waist-to-hip ratio, which is related to abnormal blood lipid metabolism and type 2 diabetes. Even if the waist meets the standard, a thick neck can easily lead to high blood sugar and increase the risk of diabetes. Studies have found that excessive neck circumference is closely related to insulin resistance and various cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors.
  The third is cancer. A Harvard Medical School study found that people with obesity in the waist and abdomen are more likely to develop colorectal cancer. In addition to colorectal cancer, a large waistline also increases the risk of endometrial cancer, liver cancer and other cancers.
  The fourth is heart disease. Excessive waist circumference may cause sudden and fatal heart disease, and neck circumference is also an important indicator for measuring cardiovascular risk factors.
  The fifth is sleep apnea syndrome. Studies have shown that neck circumference is directly related to sleep apnea. In the respiratory department, neck circumference is often measured to help determine the risk of sleep apnea.
  For Chinese people, the waist circumference of men is greater than 85 cm, and the waist circumference of women is greater than 80 cm, which belongs to central obesity. The neck circumference of a healthy person is less than 38 cm for men and less than 35 cm for women. You can measure the neck circumference by placing a tape measure on the upper edge of the most prominent part of the back of the neck and below the Adam’s apple.