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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Author Dr Sanne Peters said: "Having proportionally more fat around the abdomen - a characteristic of the apple shape - appears to be more hazardous.
If you are an apple shape they'll draw attention to your middle, so go for a button-less jacket design instead.
APPLE SHAPE This vintage style bikini will flatter an apple shape.
Make another small ball, roll it and cut like 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.