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  1. #1 Illusion??? 
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    I urge everyone to take part in this poll. It"ll help me a lot on a paper I'm working on. Thanks.


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    I accidently pressed 'yes' while I want to say 'no', please substract one from the yes category and add it to the no.

    The reason is that women grow more of their fat in their legs and thighs (the 'pear-shape') while men grow more of it in the belly ('apple shape'), which is more noticable and also more unhealthy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    I accidently pressed 'yes' while I want to say 'no', please substract one from the yes category and add it to the no.
    Pendragon, I'm not in agree with you in some terms . I pushed 'yes' because I think that weight changes are more noticeable in women than in men. Now I'm going to explain my reasons, he he.

    You said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    The reason is that women grow more of their fat in their legs and thighs (the 'pear-shape') while men grow more of it in the belly ('apple shape')
    But women are prone to accumulate more fat easier than men. It is true that men accumulate the most of the fat in their abdomen, but women accumulate it in their abdomen, breast (bust), hips, waist, glutei (is this the plural of gluteus? My English is very bad... :?), etc.

    I've read an article about a research of a locus (with four variants: 13041A/G, 14995A/T, 6209T/C and 11482G/A) related to obesity, of which expression produces peripiline (a protein which determinates if fat has to be kept in adipocites or used to obtend energy) and it says something like there are two variants of this gene (13041A/G and 14995A/G) which produce a higher tendency of fat accumulation in people who possess one of this variants than in people who don't possess one of them.

    The study was carried out in 371 men and 361 women and the results were these:

    - Women with 13041A/G and 14995A/G are prone to accumulate more fat than other people.
    - This two variants don't produce any consequence in men (due to hormonal differences).

    The scientists concluded that 13041A/G and 14995A/G are important genetic markers for the obesity in women.

    And you finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    which is more noticable and also more unhealthy.
    Fat is always unhealthy when it is in excess.

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    Rather than where the actual fat accumulates, I think it is more of how men and women dress that makes putting on weight more noticable!

    Men often wear jackets and sweatshirts that would hide small weight gains. Even wearing a loose shirt over trousers could do the job. Whereas women like to wear body hugging clothing and fashion design dresses/jeans/shirts, all of which would immediately reveal any increase in size around any part of the anatomy.

    So yes it would be more noticable with women... 8)
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