As we grow older, gaining weight is easy but losing those extra pounds gets more and more difficult. And, if you are overweight, the position of those extra pounds is important- it is more dangerous if they are located around the waist and chest, than, for example, on the thighs or the behind. The higher the adipose tissue is located, the bigger the risk of suffering heart failure and diabetes. The two types of obesity with an apple and a pear: If you hold them by the stalk, the pear is thickest at the bottom, while the apple is thickest in the middle. If you’re an ‘apple’, that is to say, you’re heaviest in the middle, you should definitely do something about your weight problem. If you’re a ‘pear’, the situation is not as critical but losing some weight will improve your state of health.