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Recent Study Says People With Bigger Thighs And Hips Are Likely To Live Longer.

Recent Study Says People With Bigger Thighs And Hips Are Likely To Live Longer.

A recent study says that an increase of 10cm in hip circumference is associated with a 10 percent lower risk of mortality and that each 5cm increase in thigh circumference is linked with an 18 percent lower risk of death from all causes.

According to a recent study done by the University of Toronto, people with big hips and thighs are likely to live longer.
Researchers have found out that an increase of 10cm in hip circumference is associated with a 10 percent lower risk of mortality and that each 5cm increase in thigh circumference is linked with an 18 percent lower risk of death from all causes.

 

 

"People should be more concerned about their waist rather than focusing only on weight or BMI. Waist is a better indicator of belly fat and while one cannot target where one loses fat from, losing weight through diet and exercise will also reduce waist and therefore belly fat," Tauseef Ahmad Khan, the author of the study at the University of Toronto told.

 

 


According to the study, data taken from more than 2.5million people showed that for every extra 4in (10cm) of waist - on average it gave people an 11 percent higher chance of dying early.
It all depends on where the body fat is stored and its effect on the body.

 

 

"Belly fat is the fat that is stored around the organs in the abdomen and its excess is linked to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Therefore, having more belly fat can increase the risk of dying from these diseases," Dr. Khan added.

 

 

"We found that the associations remained significant after body mass index was accounted for, which indicated that abdominal deposition of fat, independent of overall obesity, is associated with a higher risk," the study revealed.

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Source: bmj.com

H/T : LadBible

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