New Study Claims People With Bigger Hips And Thighs Are Likely To Live Longer

A new study that was published recently suggests that people with big hips and thighs are more likely to live longer.

Well, thick thighs save lives it is!

According to research that was carried out by experts from the University of Toronto, an increase of 10 centimeters in hip circumference is associated with 10 percent of lower risk of mortality.

If that’s not good enough for you, wait for the thigh part.

In the study, researchers found out that each 5-centimeter increase in thigh circumference is linked with an 18 percent lower risk of death from all causes.

Tauseef Ahmad Khan, the author of the study, said that people should be closely monitoring their waist and thighs instead of their weight.

Khan, a member of the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto, said:

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.

But this does not mean that you should start gaining weight so you can have a longer life statistically.

The study was published this week in the medical journal BMJ.

The study says that central fatness or fat that is stored around the abdomen is associated with a higher risk of early death from any cause regardless of the overall body fat.

Larger hips and thick thighs are associated with a lower risk of early death from any cause.

The study says that measuring central fat could possibly a more reliable indicator of the risk of death from extra weight.

The study was based on the results of 72 studies that involved over 2.5 million participants. They were tracked between 3 and 24 years.

The studies reported risk estimates for at least 3 measures of central fatness, which include waist circumference, hip circumference, thigh circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio, waist-to-thigh ratio, and body adiposity index.

Abdominal adiposity is linked with higher mortality risk, said the study.

The data that was shared in the study indicated that each 10-centimeter increment in waist circumference was associated with an 11 percent higher risk of all-cause of mortality.

Hip and thigh on the other hand were found to be associated with a lower risk of all-cause of mortality.

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