The association between abdominal obesity and cardiometabolic risk is gathering evidence
daily. In the elderly, the changes that occur naturally in the process of ageing, combined with
obesity, means the physician has a crucial role to play in assessing these cardiometabolic risk
factors and managing the overall health of patients in the mid-life and beyond age group. Dr
Azhar Farooqi reviews the evidence and outlines a best management plan.