How #BodyShape Infers #Health Risks

bodyshapeAccording to a new study, your body shape may be a greater indicator for heart disease and type 2 diabetes risk than we thought. Researchers found that hip-waist measurement screening maybe more effective in screening for high-risk patients then weight itself. What does this mean? You’re at a greater risk if you’re an apple than if you’re a pear. Apple shape people have a greater incidence of insulin resistance, making it harder for their bodies to process sugar. To the naked eye, pear shapes have always been associated with a more pleasing body type. A thinner waist line (pear) compared to a thicker belly (apple) implies more fat surrounding vital organs. Seeing is believing because a study of more than 430,000 people found apple shapes have greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. The take-home message shows us that a little extra padding in the butt and thighs hurts nobody. It’s the apples who have unnecessary hormonal flow resulting from their belly fat. Too much hormone activity is like too many cooks in the kitchen – nothing good comes of it.

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