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Big Advantage For Curvy Women



Curvaceous, voluptuous women are more likely to live longer than their slimmer friends. For good looks and good health, the feminine ideal really should be an hourglass figure with well-defined hips. Think Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sophia Loren.



It turns out that those wide hips help protect women against potentially fatal heart conditions, according to researchers from the Institute of Preventative Medicine in Copenhagen. Why? Hip fat appears to contain a beneficial natural anti-inflammatory protein hormone called adiponectin that actually prevents arteries from swelling up and becoming blocked, report the BBC News and the Manchester Evening News.

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Here's the magic number: Your hips need to measure 40 inches with a dress size of 14 for the most benefit.



The study: Almost 3,000 men and women aged 35 to 65 took part in the research. In 1987 and 1988 the Danish researchers measured the participants' height, weight and body mass index. Through 1998, Danish health registers were checked to find out which of the participants suffered cardiovascular problems, while death records were checked through 2001.



The results: Compared to the group of women with the smallest hip circumferences, women with the biggest were found to have an 87 percent reduction in deaths, reports the BBC News. The curvier women also had an 86 percent reduced risk of developing coronary heart disease and a 46 percent reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease. Sorry, guys. This benefit is for ladies only. Large hip circumference was not found to offer better heart health for men.



"It seems that the protection is not a matter of wide hips, it's the detrimental effect of narrow hips with a lack of muscle fat, or bone or a combination of both," study leader Berit Heitmann told the BBC. "Fat on hips is different than fat on the abdomen. If you do not have enough of this fat, you may risk heart attacks."



The classic apple shape where the fat is located in the belly area really can be dangerous to your health since fat cells produce chemicals that can change the insulin system. That in turn raises the risk of diabetes and heart disease.



The study results were published in the journal Obesity Research.
post #2 of 21
Fat hips rock.
post #3 of 21
I always thought the woman on my dad's desktop background was going to die early. Now I know.
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I always thought the woman on my dad's desktop background was going to die early. Now I know.



post #5 of 21
Woohoo! Finally, having 41" hips is good for something!

And yet... I'll have to live longer not having pants that fit
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...I'll have to live longer not having pants that fit



Me too. Great.
post #8 of 21
Wow! Who knew having a big butt was good for you?
post #9 of 21
"Sophia Loren"

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mmmm she was awesome .... nothing wrong with curvaceous hips



she does look a bit squeezed in in this pic though http://img137.exs.cx/img137/4889/de0867vt.jpg



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"...I'll have to live longer not having pants that fit"

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just forget the pants then ......
post #10 of 21
I want hips!
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
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post #11 of 21
I want hips, too. And boobs. And nice, toned thighs and glutes. I look rather pre-adolescent.
post #12 of 21
padding is overrated
post #13 of 21
As is being thin.
post #14 of 21
Funny after seeing this.... I measured myself being the girl I am, and my butt/hips are exactly 41 inches. But, I'd rather have a smaller waist... as it is right now, 30 inches.But I'm not a size 14... Dunno where they get that. I'm more like an 8. Although, I wear junior's, so I'm like a 9. I'm sure you guys are so interested, but hey I'm bored. Ahh, and a big butt is not all that it's cracked up to be. But really, pants never fit right. I have a big 'ol bubble butt... I was trying to get smaller, but I guess now I have an excuse to be lazy.
post #15 of 21
living longer is an advantage?
post #16 of 21
It lets you choose when to die, so yes.
post #17 of 21
"Ahh, and a big butt is not all that it's cracked up to be."

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LOL .... hahah thanks for the laugh .... I "cracked up" at that
post #18 of 21
me and my sister were talking about it, i'm round (not fat ) and so is she but skinnier than me but my other sister is so skinny*sigh* anyway we thought about it and we were like "us round people would live longer and we are better for mothering"



finally it's true muhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
post #19 of 21
I was in a good mood too. No one can really help what 'shape' they are. I didn't have hips at 115lbs and I don't have hips at 155 pounds.
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Funny after seeing this.... I measured myself being the girl I am, and my butt/hips are exactly 41 inches. But, I'd rather have a smaller waist... as it is right now, 30 inches.But I'm not a size 14... Dunno where they get that. I'm more like an 8. Although, I wear junior's, so I'm like a 9. I'm sure you guys are so interested, but hey I'm bored. Ahh, and a big butt is not all that it's cracked up to be. But really, pants never fit right. I have a big 'ol bubble butt... I was trying to get smaller, but I guess now I have an excuse to be lazy.



Where the heck do you shop?



My waist is 28" and my hips are 41" and I need a size 12! (I'm also 5'3, so maybe you're taller...)
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post #21 of 21
only by 2 inches! I'm 5'5'' so maybe that makes a difference???
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