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Friday, 11 January 2013

Is your body apple-shaped or pear-shaped and which is better?

If your body is pear-shaped rather than apple-shaped and you think that you are at less risk of suffering conditions such as diabetes and heart disease you might have to have a rethink.

It has been considered for some time that people who are "apple-shaped" -- with fat more concentrated around the abdomen -- are at more risk for the conditions mentioned than those who are "pear-shaped" and carry weight more in the buttocks, hips and thighs. However new research conducted at UC Davis Health System published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism provides further evidence that the protective benefits of having a pear-body shape may be more myth than reality.

Read more about the research in ScienceDaily: Study deflates notion that pear-shaped bodies more healthy than apples: Abnormal proteins from buttock fat linked to metabolic syndrome

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