Apple and pear body shapesBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04175
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Apple and pear body shapes
People who have metabolic syndrome typically have apple-shaped bodies, meaning they have larger waists and carry a lot of weight around their abdomens. It's thought that having a pear-shaped body — that is, carrying more of your weight around your hips and having a narrower waist — puts you at a lower risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and other complications of metabolic syndrome.