Body Shape When Overweight

Evaluating Risk Factors: Apple Or Pear Body Shape

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as body shape when overweight — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate having weight problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
If you are currently overweight with extra body fat, is the weight carried around the middle of your body (apple shape) or lower (pear shape)?
Possible responses:
→ Apple shape
→ Neither / does not apply / don't know
→ Pear shape

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either apple-shaped body when overweight or pear-shaped body when overweight, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
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