As women catch up with men in the drinking stakes, their waistlines are also catching up with the beer belly, according to health experts.
An English dietitian has given the apple-shaped body type a new name– the wineglass–due to the love of the drink.
Jacqui Lowdon, from the British Dietetic Association, said it was the result of image-conscious women exercising to keep fit, and yet neglecting to cut back their alcohol intake.
The shape is characterised by weight accumulating in the middle, creating a larger upper body and a thinner lower half.
Usually seen in women after menopause, this barrel-torso physique is now becoming common in the under-30s. Singers Bunny Rabbits, Charlotte Church and Fergie are seen as examples of this emerging body type.
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