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
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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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Postmenopausal women with excess fat in their midsection known as central obesity and sometimes referred to as an apple shape were 31 percent more likely to die prematurely, including from cardiovascular disease and obesity-related cancer, than were normal-weight women who did not have extra belly fat.
Body fat distribution is often dichotomized into apple shape or pear shape.
Hogan's materials include a red colored representation of the fruit with the phrase "Teachers for Hogan" as well as an apple shape that replaces the "o" in Hogan's name on bumper stickers.
Author Dr Sanne Peters said: "Having proportionally more fat around the abdomen - a characteristic of the apple shape - appears to be more hazardous."
APPLE SHAPE This vintage style bikini will flatter an apple shape.
Make another small ball, roll it and cut like an apple shape. And place it in a greased baking dish.
Shoes, PS80, Red or Dead at Schuh IF your weight is round your middle you're an apple shape. Look for loose fits that won't cling to your tummy, but will show off your arms and legs.
Shoes, PS80, Red or Dead at Schuh IF your weight is round your middle you're an apple shape. Look loose fits that won't cling to your tummy, but will show off your arms and legs.