The only treatment is a gluten free diet. When my extended family visited over half term, we went to the pub; a fantastic olde worlde place with a chalk board menu full of sumptuous homemade dishes including fish pie, steak and ale pie, lamb stew, lasagne, sausages, treacle sponge pudding and apple crumble, which come in huge indulgent portions. As we sat there stuffing our pies and fish and chips into our mouths, gravy escaping everywhere, Woody, whose favourite food in the world is fish and chips, tucked in to cold ham, mash and peas. Six months ago Woody started vomiting violently. Over the ensuing months, his bloated belly seemed to get more swollen than ever, sometimes shockingly so; a friend gasped involuntarily when I showed her a photo of him.
Dr Scurr explains why men have big bellies and stick-thin limbs | Daily Mail Online
Share 56 shares It is not unusual to see men with a vast abdomen that makes them look, as you say, pregnant, but with slim arms and legs, giving rise to what is sometimes called the 'lemon-on-a-cocktail stick' appearance. The important point to make is that excess visceral fat is associated with an increased risk of conditions including type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer and Alzheimer's. We have also known for some time that a large waist is just as significant a risk factor for coronary heart disease as body weight. It's not clear exactly why this is, but research suggests that visceral fat affects hormonal functions in the body. For example, it can contribute to insulin resistance, where the body does not process sugars properly which can ultimately result in diabetes.
Dr Scurr explains why men have big bellies and stick-thin limbs
January 24, The answer has to do with how the body stores fat. When men gain weight, the default storage place is the belly. Think of it like the trunk of a car, said Dr.
Her large, round abdomen — the result of her poorly formed abdominal muscles — was one of the least of her medical worries, but the symptom drew the most negative attention during her early years. By the time Naomi was a toddler her pregnant-looking belly drew stares in public. One day as I walked Naomi up the sidewalk to our house, one of our neighbors, an elderly woman who spoke no English, came right up to Naomi and lifted up her shirt.