A 19-year-old female asked:
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i am rather skinny but i have a large stomach while my thighs and hips do not seem to be increasing in size but all the fat is deposited in my belly.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Do you exercise?: Body sculpting sounds promising (; there are gimmicks ; diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry.
Answered on Mar 9, 2014

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