If your big backside keeps meddling with your level of self-confidence, we might have some mind-blowing good news for you. A new study coming from a group of scientists from the University of Oxford says that women with larger butts are more intelligent and more resistant to chronic illnesses than those with average or less than average bottoms!
Actually, the results show that women with naturally bigger butts have lower levels of cholesterol and have increased production of hormones that metabolize sugar, which means that they have lower risk of developing diabetes or cardiovascular diseases.
The researchers studied various previous findings on the health effects of the gluteofemoral fat, i.e. fat stored in the lower part of the body, and then compared them with the ones produced by the fat stored around the waist. In the words of the lead researcher, professor Manolopoulos, a certain distribution of fat in the body is already a well-known factor that promotes health, but these new findings add even more meat to the bones of this fact by proving that thigh fat and large hips actually protect and maintain the health of women, quite opposite to the health damages caused by belly fat and overall upper body fat, which include high blood pressure and diabetes.
Besides having lower levels of cholesterol and glucose, women with larger butts have higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids as well. Omega-3 fatty acids are an crucial contributor to the well-being of many organs and bodily functions, the brain being one of the most important ones. They have been shown to have antidepressant and neuroprotective properties, influencing the overall development of brain tissue.
And last but not least, having a large butt has also been connected to higher levels of leptin, a hormone responsible for regulating the weight, and higher levels of dinopectina, a hormone with anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties – which also nurtures a healthy heart!
How cool is that?
And now, dear curvy ladies, you get the bonus ego-boost: science also claims that women with bigger butts give birth to smarter children – the fat stored in the lower body is actually a depot for building of the baby’s brain!
Do you really need any more reasons to start enjoying that healthy body?