apple shape

A popular term for truncal obesity, defined as a body-mass index of 27 and a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.88, often associated with atherosclerotic heart disease and an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction

apple shape

Clinical medicine A popular term for truncal obesity, defined as a body-mass index of ≥ 27 and a waist-to-hip ratio of ≥ 0.88, often associated with ASHD and an ↑ risk of acute MI. Cf Pear shape.
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Make another small ball, roll it and cut like an apple shape.
This leads to a bigger stomach, leaving the person an apple shape, rather than a healthy pear one.
Shoes, PS80, Red or Dead at Schuh Multi-coloured floral, PS40, Wallis If your weight is round your middle, you're an apple shape.
The Oval or the apple shape is defined by a rounder shoulder line and flattish bottom.
Also if your mum is an apple shape, you might well inherit it and that means you'll have to work harder on your diet and exercise to keep the fat away from your middle.
Perhaps the biggest peeve ( real or imaginary) for most women is the apple shape, which involves an undefined midriff or a big stomach.
For the apple shape we have to draw the focus to your best attributes, which will be your bust and legs.
If you are an apple shape beware, the volume can be unflattering," Elizabeth warns, "and avoid a cocoon shape from the neck down unless you are slim.
A six-month, day-by-day guide to reversing metabolic syndrome included in the last section may just be the key to losing the apple shape forever.