Study: ‘Apple’ Shape is No Less Healthy Than Being ‘Pear’ Shaped


Body shape has no affect on health as once believed.

Being an ‘apple’ shape is no less healthy than being a ‘pear’, according to a new study that turns the long-held belief on its head.    Doctors have long thought that people with an ‘apple’ figure – a tendency to store fat around the belly rather than the hips – were at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.