middle-age spread

middle-age spread

or

middle-aged spread

n
the fat that appears round many people's waist during middle age
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These become less efficient with age, which is believed to be a key cause of middle-age spread.
A victim of the middle-age spread myself, I felt a twinge of recognition when Mortimer walked into a farm shop and was overcome by the sight of moist, freshly baked cakes - forbidden fruit to him now - and lovingly pressed his face against the packaging.
[USA], Sep 10 (ANI): Ladies, you may want to lose that middle-age spread as according to a recent study, abdominal fat is a key cancer driver for postmenopausal women.
Middle-age spread As our ovaries produce less oestrogen our fat cells rise in number to cushion bones.
While it's not a given that every woman will get the middle-age spread, around 90 per cent of women experience some kind of weight gain during menopause.
SPARE tyre, muffin top, love handles, whatever you call it, middle-age spread isn't a myth.
I'd like to blame middle-age spread for my expanding waistline.
The charity has now launched a campaign to highlight the issue, called The Middle-age Spread, targeted at older age groups but particularly the over-50s.
The campaign, run by the Family Planning Association, is called The Middle-Age Spread. The oldest person to make a telephone enquiry to the FPA was an 82-year-old man starting a new relationship.
Middle-age spread is at the heart of this "normal weight obesity." Abdominal fat found in and around organs isn't inert, says Gordon Blackburn, PhD, program director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Of course, as you get older, you become more aware of "middle-age spread", whether it is your own or someone else's.
"He's getting on a bit now, has middle-age spread and spends his time asleep on our hay bales."