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University of California, Davis (UCD) Study Deflates Notion That Pear-Shaped Bodies More Healthy Than Apples


1/11/2013 7:42:00 AM

People who are “apple-shaped” — with fat more concentrated around the abdomen — have long been considered more at risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes than those who are “pear-shaped” and carry weight more in the buttocks, hips and thighs. But 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. The journal article posted online January 10 and will appear in the March 2013 print edition. Read more at http://scienceblog.com/59057/study-deflates-notion-pear-shaped-bodies-healthier-than-apples/#yiuKb0iZwAmIQL5F.99

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