There’s a whole new meaning to “Thick thighs save lives.”A study conducted by the BMJ recorded two significant findings in the relationship between body fat and mortality. Body fat on the belly increases your chances of dying at an early age of any cause. Body fat on the hips and thighs actually lower your chances of an early death. Thigh circumference is not only determined by body fat – it’s also determined by the size of lower body muscles like your quads. Just repeat the trusty mantra – thick thighs really do save lives.