Weight gain in the area of and above the waist (apple type) is more
dangerous than weight gained around the hips and flank area (pear
type). Fat cells in the upper body have different qualities than
those found in hips and thighs.
Review Date: 07/25/2007
Reviewed By: A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: Greg Juhn, M.T.P.W., David R. Eltz, Kelli
A. Stacy. Previously reviewed by Charlotte Grayson, MD, Private
Practice specializing in Internal Medicine, Smyrna, GA. Review
provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (5/24/2006).
A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)