Study shows apple-shaped bodies are bad for the heart

Posted at 9:24 AM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 09:24:24-05

According to a new study, having an 'apple-shaped' body is more dangerous than having one that's shaped like a pear.

The study was conducted by researchers at Oxford University.

It found having a bigger waist compared to the hips, or a high 'waist-to-hip ratio', meant a higher risk for heart disease. Scientists say it's especially true for women because of how fat spreads across the body.

Researchers say it proves fat around the waist is more dangerous than fat around the hips.