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Body Type Questions

Body Type

Paleo Questions

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by 58 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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)