Well well well ............ ruminating, as one does, on life, the universe, and my huge abdomen, I thought, 'I can't remember having such a large ( out of proportion large ) abdomen when I was overweight before........... maybe it's a re-jigging of fat, or something happens as you age ?' So, I started on an investigative quest......... it would 'appear' from my research that I have Metabolic Syndrome. I won't bore anyone, hopefully, but what it means, in fat terms, is those who have this carry a disproportionate amount of visceral fat, fat in the abdominal cavity; a big belly in other words in proportion to the rest of their body fat. In my case, undoubtedly caused by medication..... In really basic terms, from what I've read, sugar, and carbs, ( sugar by another name ) more or less goes straight to the abdomen, like a bloody magnet !!!! It can be 'managed' , low sugar, lower calorie diet, exercise etc etc etc..... So, mystery solved........ I don't want write more about Metabolic Syndrome as there's a reasonable amount of information on it and what can cause it, but if you are the same as me, have a big abdomen, disproportionate to the rest of the fat on your body, you may want to look it up or discuss it with your GP or practice nurse.