Answers to Common Nutrition Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about nutrition.

Are there common areas of weight gain in men’s and women’s bodies as they age?

Dr. Jennewine discusses areas of weight gain in men’s and women’s bodies as they age. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


As people age, it can be more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Men and women, however, tend to gain weight in different places.

In general, it is more common for women to gain weight in the area of their hips, buttocks, and thighs, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

Men, however, tend to gain and carry their weight in their midsection as belly fat, according to PHN physicians.

For more information about how men and women gain weight differently, talk with your physician.

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Source: Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Joyce Tebbe, ACNP, Covington Family Care; Stephen Liptak, PsyD, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Paul Jennewine, MD, Middletown Medical Group; Kimberly Bethel, Trotwood Physician Center; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Faisal Khatri, MD, Premier Family Care of Mason