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‘Pear-Shaped’ May Be Healthier Than ‘Apple-Shaped’

For postmenopausal women, being “pear-shaped” may be healthier than being “apple-shaped.” Even in women with normal body mass index, the location of fat varies. Apple-shaped women have more fat around the waist, pear-shaped more around the hips and legs. Writing in the European Heart Journal, researchers studied 2,683 postmenopausal women with normal B.M.I.s, following them… Read More »

Are we more constipated than we think?

Doctors and the public are at odds over the symptoms of constipation, leaving some people without the advice or treatment they need, researchers say. While medics think infrequent bowel movements are an important sign, less than a third of the public does, a study found. The King’s College London team said a new definition for… Read More »