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Body shape and heart attack risks

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UNITED STATES - Your body shape could actually be making an impact on your health - more than we think.

That's according to a new British study of nearly half a million adults. It found having an "apple" shape - with more fat around the waist and hips - increased the risk of a heart attack, more than being obese.

Excess belly fat was especially harmful in women.

Experts say these findings could lead to specific treatments for obesity based on body shape.