Dr Rosemary Leonard
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Doubts over 'apple-shape' heart risk

It has long been believed that people with so-called "apple-shaped" bodies - when excess fat is concentrated around the waist - have a greater risk of heart disease.

But now a new study which looked at 200,000 people claims that it is not the case and the risk of heart attacks and strokes are the same for anyone who is overweight.

BBC News spoke to GP Dr Rosemary Leonard.

  • 11 Mar 2011
  • From the section Health
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