According to this study, every woman in my family should live to be one hundred years old.
Institute of Preventative Medicine in Copenhagen researchers found those with wider hips also appeared to be protected against heart conditions. [snip](Thanks to Instapundit)
Compared to the group of women with the smallest hip circumferences, women with the biggest were found to have an 87% reduction in deaths.
They also had an 86% reduced risk of having coronary heart disease and a 46% reduction in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to the researchers.
UPDATE: Well, at least we don't have back fat (not for the prudish).