Stomachs: Does size really matter?
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
- Duration 3:53
- Date Apr 30, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel weigh in
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Back now the doctors and -- house call the battle of the bulge raising some new questions to stomach size really matter you know -- think there's a correlation.
Between the size of your belly.
And how much you eat doctors from Iowa -- like the opposite it's how much you -- -- depends upon the size of.
This and Eric I get this question every day does size matter and make some use somebody asking that question.
You look at them says yes it does of course we are talking about the size of the -- now obesity has gone up epidemic over a third of the country's obese.
Billion dollars being invested on just obesity alone.
This is a quick exercise you can do look at -- it wastes our conference.
Measure it from you -- all the way around.
Take your height in inches divided by two that should be your -- our conference for men.
Should be less than forty inches for women less than 35 and that's the way you know whether you should lose weight or not.
Now we talk about belly fat and that's that apple shape -- -- wanted people not to -- -- The belly fat -- the visceral fat is our biggest enemy again that's what's causing a lot of heart disease.
We used to think of this as only cosmetic reasons now most doctors are looking -- belly fat as a real organ.
-- he creates if planetary process that can lead to heart disease it can work on the liver at duke -- -- deliver called portal -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It can work on a muscle.
To decrease their resistance to -- insulated what does that mean diabetes.
I don't the kidneys had visceral fat around the kidney can compress and make you absorb more sodium high blood pressure so what do we have here as a result of it it.
If we have -- about to apologize to get into the got to bring doctor -- investment as well doctors money is so much talk about here doctor -- I do wanna talk about as we're talking about how.
That the size of your belly is important we note your biggest enemy.
Omelet you have a lot of people getting the lap band surgery or the gastric bypass surgery in their shrinking -- their -- through surgery does this really work.
Well now because it as David says it's it's not really -- that matters.
It's what's going on and when you get those surgeries again the problem is with the hormones.
It's so in other words you're not getting the right hormones and you're -- inflammatory.
Markers in there you getting inflammation inflammation leads to heart disease so again we see four times as much heart disease three times as much dementia.
Much more stroke and diabetes if you have all of that belly fat around you and you know it.
How low testosterone causes this again I'm gonna say like last week that's -- feel -- I don't mean David as a low testosterone into high testosterone.
But he treats people with a low testosterone and I'm looking for that everybody over the age of fifty.
-- -- -- mark I was hoping I was hoping after the -- over there.
This as a viewer will get better -- its -- very cute.
Look I think what you love everything with it -- David I -- -- one -- they're going to be the test the test does don't expert told me out here unfortunately.
Endurance sports like -- do not increase your testosterone you -- do weightlifting for absolutely.
Look I think a lot of things were talking about metabolic syndrome which is everything we talked about the high blood pressure diabetes and heart disease.
And we've talked about this in the past how do you take care of this that's what people really want to know.
And the way to do that is to really get thirty minutes of exercise every other day that's very important make sure you eat breakfast that's the best -- the food up today.
Make sure you take you Green tea or coffee that increase your metabolism.
I cannot emphasize how important it is to get seven hours of sleep that's so important losing weight.
-- seven glass is -- water and make sure if you can stick to organic food.
Getting rid of all the pesticides that can take that and it isn't -- your height and divide by two that's great that's a -- -- -- capitalized financial up under that after the program thank.