Alcohol is Making Women Fat

by David Lauterbach
2008 June 29

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. 

Read the full story at The Daily Telegraph

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