Although this condition may be annoying year round, it is especially embarrassing in the summertime when the arms are exposed. Unfortunately, covering up with long sleeve clothing does not conceal fatty arms either because the arms appear larger and unproportionate compared to the rest of the body. In spite of exercise and diet, fatty arms fail to respond to normal measures of proper nutrition and exercise. Even savvy gym rats know that one cannot “spot exercise” arm fat away because the under-arm muscles do not directly communicate with the arm fat above.
After the age of 45, and especially after 50, declining hormonal changes also seem to instigate fat accumulation in the underside of the arms. Since hormonal optimization is such a vast area of exploration and research, please refer to the hormonal optimization section of this website, as it is not covered herein.
Pregnancies, birth control and other genetic factors also play a role in the proportional fat accumulation in the arms.