Why having big hips could make you live longer

The thiccer you are the longer you live?

The findings, which were published in Cell Research journal showed that a lack of fat in the lower body is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

This doesn't apply to overweight or obese people.

Fat levels in the lungs of obese people are already to high and have an increased risk to stroke, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Experts suggest that it is better to be pear shaped than apple shaped when seeking healthy bodies.

The weight stored in the lower regions of the body differs from that in the upper body. Fats in the stomach and chest area are more likely to release fatty acids into the blood which can lead to diabetes, and high cholesterol.

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