Wearing weight on hips is protective for diabetes
The Iranian review of observational studies also found a similar inverse relationship between height and T2DM risk in women but not in men.
In nearly 8000 cases of T2DM, women with the largest hip circumference had a 46% lower likelihood of T2DM, and men with the largest hip circumference had a 40% lower risk.
The tallest women had a 14% lower likelihood of T2DM compared to the shortest women.
Associate Professor John Dixon, head of obesity research at Monash University, said that metabolic problems were the result of the toxic fats of the neck, trunk and abdomen spilling over into the liver, heart and blood