Is having a potbelly actually a sign of prosperity?Many people have a potbelly. Potbelly is a large, swollen, or protruding abdomen. It is also known as a paunch. Many consider potbelly as an emblem of prosperity. It is wrongly interpreted that 'more money, more food'.
In our country, most middle age men who are well settled in their life generally have big bellies. However, India still has the lowest obesity rate as compared to Brazil, Russia and China.
At road intersections, we often see the traffic policeman with a potbelly. Genetics play a very important role in the formation of pot bellies in Indian men. Alcohol and smoking also plays a very important role in increasing the abdominal circumference.
Is having a potbelly actually a sign of prosperity or does it raise health concerns?