Curvy women have longer lives

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 09:29 AM IST

London: If you have pear-shaped bodies or curvy figure, chances are that you may live longer.

Having a big bottom and thighs, like Beyonce Knowles, is good for you because the fat cells in the lower part of the body are not as dangerous, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"When we gain weight around our stomachs, the cells expand in size and can cause heart disease and diabetes. But in the lower body the number of fat cells increases," said scientist Michael Jensen.

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