Apple body shape - is the news all bad?
August 10, 2009 8:27 AM Subscribe
What advantages are there to having an apple shape?
posted by terrierhead to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Studies have shown that having a fat storage pattern that favors the abdomen (the apple shape) rather than the buttocks and hips (the pear shape) carries an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and general ill health. There's got to be an upside, right? Wouldn't evolution have taken the trait out if there weren't?
My googling is not the strongest and my searching has gotten me nowhere. What advantages can you think of to being an apple?