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apple body shape


A popular term for truncal obesity, which is defined as a body-mass index of ≥ 27 and a waist-to-hip ratio of ≥ 0.88.

An apple shaped body is associated with atherosclerotic heart disease and an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction, dyslipidaemia, diabetes, and hypertension which, in the kidneys, carries an increased risk of renal disease over time. 


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