Being Pear Shaped Protects Against Heart Disease

ScienceDaily (Jan. 16, 2010) — If you’re prone to worrying whether your ‘bum looks big in this’, particularly after the Christmas period, you can take comfort that there may be health benefits.

Oxford University scientists — who have looked at all the evidence on the health effects of storing more fat on the hips, thighs and bum, rather than around the waist — show that having a ‘pear shape’ is not just less bad for you than an ‘apple shape’, but actively protects against diabetes and heart disease.

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