A longer version of this article appeared on YourTango.com.
Big butts are in right now!
Women with curves are flaunting it, and those without much junk in the trunk are getting implants. Here's why
A study (which examined data from 16,000 women) conducted by the University of Oxford found that women with larger than average butts aren't only more intelligent but also extremely resistant to chronic illnesses.
Professor Konstantinos Manolopoulos, the lead researcher of the study and Honorary Consultant in Endocrinology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, said, "The idea that body fat distribution is important to health has been known for some time.
However, it is only very recently that thigh fat and a large hip circumference have been shown to promote health; that lower body fat is protective by itself."
The study's findings indicated that women with larger posteriors tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and glucose, and higher levels of Omega 3 fats (which have been shown to catalyze brain development).
Having a big butt also favors leptin levels in the female body, which is a hormone responsible for regulating weight, and the dinopectina, a hormone with anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy, and anti-diabetic benefits.
In addition, the adipose tissue of the butt traps harmful fatty particles and prevents cardiovascular disease.
It should be noted that belly fat, upper body fat, and obesity — not to be confused with a larger rear end — aren't healthy and can lead to multiple health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
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