What are characteristics of the box body type?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you find yourself possessing the attributes of both an apple and a pear, you are likely a box body type. Unfortunately, as America’s weight problem continues to grow, this body type is also on the rise. This body type is most concerning because of its wide range of health implications: It affects the thyroid gland, and those carrying excess weight with this body type can run a greater risk of experiencing depression, memory loss, high cholesterol, and an enlarged heart.

According to nutrition specialist Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, if you are a box and you are lacking enough thyroid hormones, every cell in the body gets fatter due to a slowing of your overall metabolism, estrogen. Since the thyroid controls the metabolism, all the body processes are slowed, including digestion, mental clarity, and even absorption of vitamins.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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