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    Hi,

    Could you please tell me why "love handles" refers to abdominal obesity?

    Thank you!

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    They give your lover something to grip on to!

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    It's not really "abdominal obesity". That suggests someone who has a fat tummy. Your love handles are above your hips, on the sides of your body, not at the front. Like this: http://www.med-health.net/images/10437199/image001.jpg
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