Study: Women with Big Butts are Healthier, Smarter.
At least according to researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital, UK. They discovered that women with larger derrieres were less susceptible to chronic diseases that are usually associated with obesity. If that wasn’t good enough, women with plumper backsides may also be smarter than their flat butt counterparts.
OK, but what does butt size have to do with any of this?
According to the researchers, it’s all about the fat and where it’s located. The fat deposits in the thighs, hip and butt areas tend to have more protective properties, such as the ability to produce hormones that better metabolize sugar, which reduces the chance of diabetes and heart disease. Also, fat in these areas tend to reduce cholesterol and glucose levels.
According to Elite Daily, a larger posterior requires more Omega 3 fatty-acids, which contributes to brain development and brain health.
“If you look at people who have primarily the pear shape, they’re healthy in all the ways that this fat behaves. It’s not just less heart attacks or less diabetes, it’s all these ways we think about fat as an important organ for our health.”
It is unclear whether added lower body fat is healthier than being thin, but experts agreed that someone who’s carrying a bit of extra weight below can be “every bit as healthy” as a thin person in good health.