Leg fat protects postmenopausal women from heart disease
“Pear-shaped” body with more fat around the hips and thighs are good for postmenopausal women.
“Apple-shaped” body with belly fat increases the risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.
Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, reduce belly fat and have a better belly to leg fat ratio.
Needs to uncover how body fat distribution is related to these disease conditions.
Studied 2,600 women between age 18 and 25 for more than 18 years.
Research by Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, published in European Heart Journal.