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by 53 · March 09, 2014 at 11:28 PM

There seems to be some debate about how hormones influence body type- some say a healthy woman is more of a pear or hourglass shape, and perhaps the apple shape is indicative of a hormonal problem, since that is a "man's shape." Below you can... (more)

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kitkat9 0 · March 09, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I have seen some suggestion that the tendency to put on fat around the middle has to do with too much omega 6 in the diet... omega 3 tends to put on weight around butt more. so you could try realy cutting back on the omega 6s, uppin the 3s, and... (more)

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by 0 · April 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Been on the paleo program for near 3 months now and have experienced some changes for the good. Going from a sugar laden grain (granola) based diet to proper nutrition. I was at 130 pre paleo with little muscle mass. In and out of sugar binges... (more)

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eimearreclaimedhealth 0 · April 26, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I wouldn't say you are pear shaped with a 29inch waist and 36inch hips- a 0.8 waist-hip ratio. A pear is usually less than 0.7. I have 26 inch waist and 38 inch hips, which is progress (used to have hips closer to 40 but my waist hasn't... (more)

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by 2437 · September 22, 2011 at 4:13 AM

From photographs it seems that most of them are ectomorphs and mesomorphs. Did the endomorph body type come along with agriculture? How much does diet come into play? I know that this isnt a hard science but a kenyan runner will never be a... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · September 22, 2011 at 2:23 AM

The formal concept of 3 or so somatotypes is most certainly a human invention of the post-paleolithic age. It is likely due to the physical differentiation which occurs when you subject slightly different (genetically) humans to a... (more)