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The location of fat deposits in the body is more important than weight alone. When the fat covers predominantly inner organs of abdominal area (apple body shape) the risk for diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure is increased. When most of the fat concentrated in hips area (pear body shape) the risk for obesity related diseases is very low. As long as you eat healthy and avoid excess weight gain, being an apple shaped body doesn't put you at special risk.


Waist to hip ratio calculator:

Please type your waist and hip measurements in the same units (e.g. both in inches or both in cm):
Waist in/cm
Hip     in/cm

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Waist to Hip Ratio:
Health Risk Based Solely on WHR:


Last modified on Friday, 23 November 2012 16:56
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