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    John Kane Guest

    Default Apples and pears and waists

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...being/health-n...

    Waist, not weight, key to long life


    Putting on the pounds around stomach is short cut to a premature
    death


    By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor
    Thursday, 13 November 2008
    People with a large waist had twice the risk of dying prematurely
    compared with people who had slender waists
    The size of your waist is a more important determinant of health than
    your weight, doctors have found.

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    The problem is greatest among men. The typical British male has an
    apple shape, his stomach bulging over his trousers, whereas women
    tend
    to the traditional pear shape as they age with weight accumulating on
    hips and legs.

    A pear shape is healthier than an apple shape but women's waists are
    growing, turning them from pears to apples,


    John Kane Kingston ON Canada



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    cybercat Guest

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    "John Kane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...being/health-n...
    >
    > Waist, not weight, key to long life
    >
    >
    > Putting on the pounds around stomach is short cut to a premature
    > death
    >


    I have seen this--for years. What's troubling about it is, these builds run
    in families. It's like warning people not to have blue eyes. A better
    warning might be, "keep the blubber off." I cannot believe gaining 30 lbs
    all in your ass can be healthy either.



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    Jean B. Guest

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    John Kane wrote:
    > http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...being/health-n...
    >
    > Waist, not weight, key to long life
    >
    >
    > Putting on the pounds around stomach is short cut to a premature
    > death
    >
    >
    > By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor
    > Thursday, 13 November 2008
    > People with a large waist had twice the risk of dying prematurely
    > compared with people who had slender waists
    > The size of your waist is a more important determinant of health than
    > your weight, doctors have found.
    >
    > --Clip--
    >
    > The problem is greatest among men. The typical British male has an
    > apple shape, his stomach bulging over his trousers, whereas women
    > tend
    > to the traditional pear shape as they age with weight accumulating on
    > hips and legs.
    >
    > A pear shape is healthier than an apple shape but women's waists are
    > growing, turning them from pears to apples,
    >
    >
    > John Kane Kingston ON Canada
    >
    >

    And this seems to tie in with the just-released statin study. I
    have avoided taking statins, but now it seems they would benefit
    an apple like me.

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    Jean B.

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