A large proportion of fat stored in the midsection is indicitive of what?
High levels of visceral fat, which poses a much greater health risk than an even (ovoid) distribution.
The waist to hip ratio is a good indicator as to whether or not there is excessive fat storage on the upper body. Simply divide the waist measurement by the hip measurement. What should it be for men / women?
1) Men <0.95
2) Women <0.80
What are people with android (apple shape) distribution at higher risk of?
Cardiovascular diseases and hypertension
Type 2 Diabetes
Respiratory diseases (sleep apnea syndrome)
Certain cancers eg. pancreatic, stomach.
What are people with Gynoid (pear shapes) at higher risk of?